Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act (IFA)


Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act 

Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act of 1986 (Act) projects are carried out to gather information and conduct activities that support management of U.S. multi-jurisdictional fisheries.  These projects respond to fishery research, habitat, and law enforcement needs under the Magnuson-Stevens Act, Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act, Great Lakes Fisheries Commission’s Strategic Plan, and the individual multi-jurisdictional state and interstate marine fisheries commissions’ fisheries management planning programs.

Total annual funding distributed to the Southeast Region grant recipients averages $1 million.  Individual awards are based on an apportionment formula that uses the three most recent years of data.  Many of the projects funded are support the fishery management programs in federal, state, and territorial fisheries.

Example of Past Projects in the Southeast Region

  • Fishery Management Plans for numerous southeast species including blue crab, menhaden, striped mullet, shrimp, striped bass, Spanish mackerel, black drum, flounder, conch, eel, and sheepshead.
  • Florida genetic studies on shrimp, stone crab, and blue crab
  • Alabama enforcement activies for interjurisdictional fishery resources
  • Fishery independent surveys of red drum and small and large coastal sharks off South Carolina
  • Study of the status of Atlantic sturgeon in Georgia

No funds were allocated for this program in FY 2012.

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

Contact Us

(727) 551-5760

Fisheries Grants Program Officer
Robert A. Sadler