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AWARDS MORE THAN $900,000 TO THE
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded a grant totaling $943,358 to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to fund 13 projects included in the West Coast Fisheries Development Program Nearshore Marine Research. NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
“This grant to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game supports research critical to fishery maintenance and development in Alaska,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. “Funding such as this allows states to manage their fishery resources while actively supporting efforts that reinforce NOAA and the Bush Administration’s commitment to the environment.”
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 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 34 years.
NOAA is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and providing environmental stewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources. To learn more about NOAA, please visit http://www.noaa.gov.
The projects supported by the grant include:
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