Sea Pact is a network of global seafood companies working to advance the sustainability of global seafood by using its collective power to improve the fishing and fish farming systems member companies procure from.
To that end, the group will award grants of up to $30,000 to nonprofit organizations for projects that align with its mission in the areas of gear or farm improvements, species research and data collection, research to improve farming practices, fisheries management, regional aquaculture management, technology, fishery habitat restoration, wild stock enhancement, fisheries conservation, fisheries improvement projects, aquaculture improvement projects, and communications/education. Priority will be given to projects that are engaging in efforts relating to bycatch reduction, innovations in aquaculture, or social responsibility within the seafood supply chain. Projects impacting the top seafood species consumed on a global level are preferred.
To be eligible, domestic and international applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code or the equivalent. Domestic and international for-profit organizations also are eligible if they can demonstrate that there is no private benefit to the applicant in the event a grant is awarded.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than August 20. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
See the Sea Pact website for complete program guidelines, information about previously funded projects, and application instructions.