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AWARDS OVER $6 MILLION TO OREGON
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) is awarding three grants totaling more than $6.02 million to
the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. NOAA is an agency of the
The $3.9 million grant will provide funding for the continued operation
and management of six hatcheries and assorted rearing and acclimation
ponds in the Columbia River Basin that are operated by the Oregon
Department of Fish and Wildlife. These hatcheries release approximately
twenty-three million salmon and steelhead into the Basin annually.
The final grant, totaling $416,488, will support the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act Program. The funds will be used in efforts to provide harvest, stock identification and stock assessment data needed for management of Pacific salmon stocks. Among the activities supported under this award are: catch sampling, harvest monitoring, tagging juvenile salmon, recovery of fish tags and stock identification.
Each year, NOAA awards approximately $900 million in grants to members of the academic, scientific and business communities to assist the agency in fulfilling its mission to study the Earth’s natural systems in order to predict environmental change, manage ocean resources, protect life and property and provide decision makers with reliable scientific information. NOAA goals and programs reflect a commitment to these basic responsibilities of science and service to the nation for the past 33 years.
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