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NOAA AWARDS MORE THAN $600,000 TO THE MOTE MARINE LABORATORY FOR OCEANIC RESEARCH
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration granted $609,000 to the Mote Marine Laboratory to fund the Science Consortium for Ocean Replenishment and Enhancement. NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
SCORE is a partnership to develop and test the full
potential of marine stock enhancement as a solution to the current
weakened status of U.S. coastal fisheries. SCORE is designing and
coordinating integrated research programs and field trials needed
to develop and test enhancement potential in a variety of coastal
habitats. The program provides a critical, science-based forum for
the conduct and evaluation of individual fisheries enhancement practices.
SCORE scientists are documenting the progress being made on sustainable
fisheries production using experimental fish releases and by testing
the validity of the stock enhancement concept.
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’s 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.
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