Document Type



Virginia Institute of Marine Science

VIMS Department/Program

Marine Advisory Program (MAP)

Publication Date



Marine Resource Report No. 2023-1


The Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program (VFRGP) enables members of Virginia’s seafood industries to develop ideas to protect and enhance the Commonwealth’s coastal and marine resources. Since its inception in 1999, the annually funded program has supported 143 projects, five of which were approved to start in 2022. These projects enable members of seafood industries to pursue ideas for increasing efficiency and sustainability that will benefit the entire industry, without personally bearing the cost and high risk. The VFRGP is coordinated by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Marine Advisory Program (VIMS MAP), in partnership with Virginia Sea Grant Marine Extension Program, and operates with the aid of a VFRGP Advisory Board.



Fisheries, Management, Virginia

Publication Statement

Report to the Governor and General Assembly of Virginia on Implementation of House Bill No. 1634 (February 6, 1999) - “The Fishery Resource Grant Fund.”

Funds are administered by Virginia Institute of Marine Science Marine Advisory Program in partnership with Virginia Sea Grant.