Anadromous Fisheries


Anadromous Fish Conservation Act

Anadromous Fish Conservation Act of 1965 (Act) projects in the Southeast Region are conducted to conserve, develop, and enhance anadromous (migrating from salt to fresh water to spawn) fish and their habitat. Due to their complicated life histories and the many challenges to their survival, these species require special consideration. Collected information from this program is used to support management decisions at the state, interstate, and federal levels.

Funding in the Southeast Region averages approximately $105,000 per year. Recent work consists of the following:

  • Striped bass monitring in the coastal tributaries of Mississippi
  • Alosid management in North Carolina
  • Catch and effort and biological data collection for American shad in South Carolina

Any interested person or organization may propose a cooperative undertaking; however, all proposals must be coordinated with and cleared by the fishery agency in the state the work is conducted.

No funds have been appropriated for this program since FY 2009.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all federal assistance programs.


Contact Us

(727) 551-5731

Fisheries Grants Program Officer
Kelly B. Donnelly