- Associated Press - Sunday, May 11, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine Sea Grant is seeking proposals for research projects related to the nearshore scallop fishery in Maine.

The sea grant program is making money available for small research projects that emphasize cooperation between fishermen and scientists. The program hopes the projects will help improve the management of Maine’s scallop fishery.

Scallop fishery representatives and staff from the Maine Department of Marine Resources, Penobscot East Resource Center and Maine Sea Grant will review the proposals for scientific merit. Maine Sea Grant said it expects proposals will include requests for $2,000 to $10,000 in grant money.

Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. on June 16. Submission guidelines are available online at http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/scallop-summit/RFP.

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