Building Bridges to Understand Fishing Communities & Fisheries


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mississippi Coalition for Vietnamese-American Fisher Folks & Families (MSCVAFF)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Capacity Building Grant

Project Location: Mississippi

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Promotion of Gulf Coast Seafood
Social Science Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

MSCVAFF works to address the immediate and long-term needs of the Vietnamese-American fishing communities that have been adversely impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. With this award, the project team plans to connect scientists with multi-ethnic fishing communities in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama to encourage a two-way information exchange. Scientists will benefit from the traditional ecological knowledge that they learn from fisher folks, while fisher folks will learn about ecosystem research and data collection methods from their academic research scientist partners. By encouraging cooperative research that connects these two groups, the project team hopes to inform scientific research and fisheries restoration priorities with more comprehensive information about coastal ecosystems and to develop solutions to address chronic challenges that fishing communities face.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 730
Project Name: Building Bridges to Understand Fishing Communities & Fisheries
SourceUID: 0
Latitude: 33.464836
Longitude: -88.79588359
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Promotion of Gulf Coast Seafood
Additional Project Action(s): Social Science Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Mississippi Coalition for Vietnamese-American Fisher Folks & Families (MSCVAFF)
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Thao Vu
Point of Contact – Phone: ThaoVu337@gmail.com
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nationalacademies.org/gulf/grants/funded-projects/index.htm
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: 0
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 433000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Capacity Building Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 433000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 5
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: C