Sea Grants Benefit Ocean Innovation

Sea Grant funds projects to rebuild Central Valley chinook salmon population

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.

Read more at the California Sea Grant site.

California Sea Grant is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce.