|Weighing the shrimp off the boat.|
So we were especially happy to hear that the Waddell Mariculture Center, which serves as a a field experiment station for marine chemistry, fisheries management and supports recreational and commercial fishing and the local seafood industry, is headed toward a record year in funding. One of Waddell’s key concerns is how to encourage more sustainable production as a way to reduce the nation’s dependency on imported seafood.
State budget writers are on track to send the research facility $1.2 million, a $903,000 emergency jolt to fix the most severe structural problems, and a recurring $353,000 for operations.
To us, that sounds like a tasty investment in our local & national economies, as well as sustainability.
Read more in the Island Packet HERE
Top photo by Doug DuCap Food and Travel via Flickr Creative Commons.
Bottom photo by thelxepeiakat via Flickr Creative Commons.