For nearly 50 years, the seafood industry research fund (formerly known as fisheries scholarship fund) sponsored research improving the commercial success of companies engaged in all aspects of the seafood business, focusing on investigations with immediate and practical application.
Now, in 2012, the fund has adopted a new name, launched a new website, and initiated a vigorous public outreach campaign.
SIRF has provided almost $2.8 million for nearly 400 research grants and has underwritten the publication of approximately 360 seafood industry related research papers. All research results are available on the fund’s new website, www.sirfonline.org.
SIRF actively solicits your participation in:
• Proposing research topics
• Serving on the board of directors or lending expertise
• Contributing monetarily to sustain an ambitious research program
To arrange a contribution, propose a research topic, or otherwise communicate with SIRF, please email email@example.com.
SIRF receives all of its funding from individuals and corporations interested in promoting the well being of the seafood industry. The fund is a 501(c)3 organization. In addition to cash, the fund is able to accept gifts of securities and considerations for estate planning. Gifts may be made, and will be acknowledged as made, in honor or on behalf of others.*
The fund does not engage in political or legislative lobbying, and is affiliated with, but not a part of, the National Fisheries Institute.
SIRF is located at Suite 700, 7918 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102-3319.
*contributions from individuals or corporations to sirf may be tax-deductible, though potential donors are encouraged to seek appropriate counsel before making gifts to the fund.