Fishery Products Inspection and Certification


To ensure that the hygienic aspects of seafood harvesting and processing operations meet the minimum public health requirements and to determine and certify the identity, condition, and distributing quality, and quantity of seafood products.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
J - Provision of Specialized Services
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, Public Law 84-1024, 16 U.S.C. 742(a-j)
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, Public Law 79-733, 7 U.S.C. 1324-1627
Reorganization Plan No. 4, 1970
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any individual, Federal, State, county, or municipal agencies, or carrier having a financial interest in the commodity.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public.
Applicants must stipulate that they have a financial interest in the product. Applicants for in-plant inspection service must furnish a surety bond or other guarantee of payment. Applicants for other types of services may be required to furnish a surety bond or make payment prior to the receipt of services.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants for in-plant inspection services must do so in writing to the nearest regional inspection office. Requests for other types of services may be made orally or in writing to the Regional Inspection Office.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
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Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
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Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The voluntary inspection, grading and certification of seafood is made at the processing plant, or at other locations depending upon the inspection services desired. Funds are derived from fees charged for the services provided.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
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Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
n/a Funds are released or reimbursed as agreed in the Standard Terms and Conditions required by each grant
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Jeffrey Kulnis
1305 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Silver Spring, MD 20910 US
Phone: 301-427-8771
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Provision of Specialized Services) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $0.00; FY 21$0.00; FY 20$0.00; FY 17 est $0.00; FY 16$0.00; FY 18 est $0.00; - Though no awards were issued in FY22 this is an active program. If there are no funds awarded in FY24 we will consider archiving this listing at that time.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
50 CFR Chapter II, Parts 260 to 267; Inspection Services Brochure, USDC approved list of fish establishments and products, free. Also available on the Internet at Service fees are established annually.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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