The opportunity for 2018 Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program was announced in November 2016. Completed Investigation Plans must be submitted by February 20, 2017. All of the materials needed to complete Investigation Plan packages are provided in the links contained on this webpage.
Investigation plans are evaluated by the FRMP Technical Review Committee. Five criteria are used to evaluate proposals: strategic priorities, technical-scientific merit, investigator ability and resources, partnership-capacity building and cost-benefit. Project abstracts are assembled into a Draft Fisheries Resource Monitoring Plan. The draft plan is distributed to Regional Advisory Councils for public review and comment. The Federal Subsistence Board reviews the draft plan, Technical Review Committee recommendations and Regional Advisory Council comments and makes final funding recommendations. The Assistant Regional Director, Office of Subsistence Management makes final funding decisions after reviewing the recommendations and comments from the Federal Subsistence Board, Technical Review Committee and Regional Advisory Councils. The Assistant Regional Director, Office of Subsistence Management is responsible for implementing the Final Fisheries Resource Monitoring Plan. Applicants whose projects have been selected for funding will be notified in writing.