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AWARDS MORE THAN $580,000 TO THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration granted $582,916 to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to increase sockeye salmon fry production. NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The grant will increase fry production from several Transboundary Lakes through hatchery incubation in the U.S. to supplement the number of sockeye available to fishermen. The program will use mass marking to identify these enhanced fish to monitor the success of the program and to aid in the management of fisheries targeting the Transboundary River stocks.
from this NOAA grant will allow fishermen to continue fishing for sockeye
salmon in Alaska,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher,
Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA
administrator. “This is another example of NOAA’s and the
Bush Administration’s strong commitment to species conservation
and environmental stewardship.”
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