MTC will highlight the work of members, thanks to two new grants!

February 01, 2021
Perseverance Fishing Trawler

MTC is pleased to announce our organization’s success in securing two grants for unrelated projects that will highlight the work of members.

In November, 2020, MTC was notified that it would be one of the recipients of a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) as part of an overall commitment of $4.1 million in grants to modernize fisheries data management systems and support the implementation of fisheries electronic monitoring and reporting projects in 14 states and Puerto Rico.

The MTC application outlined our plan to develop and pilot new catch handling protocols for bottom trawl and midwater trawl vessels engaged in the West Coast (WC) groundfish Electronic Monitoring (EM) program at the same time that additional EM uses in stock assessment processes are explored. Learn more about electronic monitoring on our Issues page. Read about NFWF’s granting program here.

A granting agency closer to home also announced support for MTC in January, 2021. Lincoln County, Oregon awarded Midwater Trawlers Cooperative $15,000 through its Community & Economic Development Grant program.