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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 Newport Shrimp Producers Coop
 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 2, 4 year scholarships annually to Oregonians
Ongoing
Pro 33 Coalition of Coastal Fisheries
 Spoort funds for this Washington org. to assure the existence of all fisheries
Ongoing
Pro 41 CBTA office grant
 Support funds to help keep their office open and operating
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 58 Wild Seafood
 Funds support Newpotr's Wild Seafood Festival
Ongoing
Pro 61 Life Raft and safety gear
 Reimburse our members up to $750 for repack/replace life raft and safety gear
Ongoing
Pro 62 SOORC
 Provide operational funds to Southern Oregon Ocean Resource Coalition
Ongoing
Pro 65 Gear Development
 Funds to develope avoidence gear by region, Astoria, Newport, Coos Bay,Brookings
Ongoing
Pro 68 FishCred
 Operational funds for spatial planning and wave energy effects on fishing
Ongoing
72 Sablefish Study
 To determine status of the sablefish stock
Not Started
Pro 67 MSC Shrimp/groundfish
 to help with the audit of the west coast limited entry groundfish trawl fishery
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.