NOAA Awards $2.2 Million to Support Bycatch Reduction Projects
NOAA Fisheries has awarded $2.2 million in grants to support 12 projects under its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.
Out of the 12 projects, 5 were awarded to the Greater Atlantic Region totaling $1.07 million. NOAA said the program follows its National Bycatch Reduction Strategy and bycatch remains a top priority.
NOAA explained that “bycatch can contribute to overfishing, can threaten endangered and threatened species and protected marine mammals, and can close fisheries, significantly impacting U.S. economic growth...
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