$475k for coral reef conservation

Nov 10, 2018

CNMI Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality is getting $475,000 under the FY17-18 Coral Reef Conservation Agreement, NOAA announced this week. Congress provides the funding to NOAA for this program to help with protecting coral reefs against the harmful impacts of global warming, ocean acidification, degradation of water quality, and other changes in the marine environment.

The Commonwealth will also benefit from a $335,000 grant to the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council for their work assessing and managing coral reef system fisheries.

Congratulations to BECQ.