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A major purpose of Bandon Submarine Cable Council is to administer a fisheries improvement fund. Various organizations and individuals have recommended projects to the Council. All project proposals are reviewed by the Fishing Industry Advisory Committee and upon the committee’s approval, proposals are then forwarded to the Board of Directors for consideration. Projects approved by the Board are granted funding to carry out the project.

                    Title
                                                   Purpose
Status
Pro 0 The Committee
 The committee helps the board decide which projects to fund each year
Ongoing
Pro 2 PGCT
 Pacific Groundfish Conservation Trust is a fund pooling group w/OTC & WCPA
Ongoing
Pro 6 Shrimp Producers Mktg Cooperative
 Grant to attend regulatory and marketing meetings
Ongoing
Pro 7 Fish Expo
 Joint project w/OFCC and cable companies at Seattle Fish/Boat show
Ongoing
Pro 17 CBTA Council
 To defray the costs of attending regulatory meetings
Ongoing
Pro 18 FMA Council
 To deray the coast of attending regultory meetings
Ongoing
Pro 22 Marine Discovery Tours
 Educate students about the ocean and fishing
Ongoing
Pro 30 Scholarships
 To provide scholarships annually to Oregon Fishing Families
Ongoing
Pro 33 Coalition of Coastal Fisheries
 Spoort funds for this Washington org. to assure the existence of all fisheries
Ongoing
Pro 67 MSC Shrimp/Groundfish
 This project is to assure scientific sustainable harvest methodology
Ongoing
Pro 50 Midwater Trawler Coop Council
 To defray the cost of attending regulatory meetings
Ongoing
Pro 56 Seafood.com
 Provides members access to the web site Seafood.com
Ongoing
Pro 61 Life Raft and safety gear
 Reimburse our members up to $500 for repack/replace life raft and safety gear
Ongoing
Pro 62 SOORC
 Provide operational funds to Southern Oregon Ocean Resource Coalition
Ongoing
Pro 76 Alliance of Communities for Sustainable Fisheries
 To support a report Community Effects of National Marine Sanctuary Designation
Completed
Pro 74 Outer Continental Shelf
 Continuation of support
Ongoing
pro 77 Newport Maritime Museum
 Support the fisheries exhibit through the Lincoln County Historical Society
Ongoing
Pro 78 WEst Coast Groundfish Marketing Development
 Support the GMDI to harmonize supply and demand. Business planning and coordinat
Ongoing

Anyone can submit proposals to the advisory committee. Proposals should clearly specify exactly what will be accomplished, how it will be accomplished, who will do it and who is responsible and an itemized budget.