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NOAA awarding UH with nearly $1 million for aquaculture research and improvement

The money received will fund two programs that help farm moi, plus establish a program that integrated research currently being conducted by UH’s School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology and College of tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.

By Laura Schweizer

Hawaii U.S. Senator Brian Schatz announced Tuesday that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will award the University of Hawaii’s Sea Grant College Program nearly $1 million.

The money received will fund two programs that help farm moi, plus establish a program that integrated research currently being conducted by UH’s School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology and College of tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.

“Aquaculture is an opportunity for both economic development and environmental leadership,” said Senator Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “This research builds on Native Hawaiian cultural practices and continues to help us develop responsible ways to use our resources.”

The majority of the funds — $749,815 will go toward a state-of-the-art aquaculture demonstration center, plus a new aquaculture program at UH integrating and leveraging Land Grant and Sea Grant research.

$182,955 of the money will go towards developing methods for farming moi.
Source: https://www.kitv.com/story/39346140/noaa-awarding-uh-with-nearly-1-million-for-aquaculture-research-and-improvement

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