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Project: California Fisheries Fund

Description: Funds will be used to offer loans to California fishing communities, groups, associations, and businesses to assist them with a transition to more environmentally and economically sustainable fishing practices. Projects that may be supported by the Fund include those that: promote the transition to gear types that have less impact on bottom habitats and reduced bycatch rates; reduce fishing capacity in overcapitalized fisheries; support planning and implementation for management reforms for a particular fishery; improve marketing for sustainable seafood products or create sustainable seafood products that qualify for certification; or support fisheries-supporting infrastructure.

Reference Number: 054007022

Implemented By: Environmental Defense Fund

Objective: Assist California fishing communities, groups, associations, and businesses to assist them with a transition to more environmentally and economically sustainable fishing practices.

Type: Other

Total Cost: $2,000,000.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: No

Estimated Completion: 3/31/2018    Actual Completion: 3/31/2018

Associated Counties: Statewide

Located In Disadvantaged Community: Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
  $2,000,000.00
Prop. 84, Ocean Protection Council1/31/2011$1,970,000.00
Prop. 84, Ocean Protection Council6/5/2014$30,000.00



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