Bisson quoted in Press Herald report on federal Sea Grant award

The Portland Press Herald reported on a $574,691 federal grant given by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the Maine Sea Grant Program, which partners with the University of Maine, quoting Beth Bisson, Maine Sea Grant’s interim director. The grant will contribute to research on coastal environmental conservation efforts and the sustainable use of marine resources. UMaine is one of 33 NOAA Sea Grant programs, the Press Herald reports. “These funds will help fill critical gaps in our understanding … and will help to ensure that Maine’s marine economy will continue to thrive,” said Bisson. “We look forward to working with lobster scientists, the Maine Department of Marine Resources, the Maine lobster industry, and our Sea Grant and resource agency partners throughout the region to make sure that the funds will help answer the most urgent research questions and inform future management.” Mainebiz also reported on the grant.