Sea Grants Benefit Ocean Innovation
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Work by biologists, physicists and experts in finfish culture and pathogen pollution received a $1.4 million boost from California Sea Grant research funds.
Nine new science-based projects were awarded grants, including:
- A sustainable domestic tuna farm;
- a hatchery release plan and krill forecast strategy to help rebuild Central Valley salmon; and
- a study of beach erosion in Southern California based on changing storm intensities.
Outside experts reviewed all the projects for their scientific merit and relevance to current marine issues. The two-to-three-year projects are slated to begin in February.
California Sea Grant is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce.