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NOAA Fisheries To Award $6 million In Inflation Reduction Act Grant Funding To The National Fish And Wildlife Foundation

The Biden-Harris Administration is announcing $6 million in Inflation Reduction Act funding for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to support grants for projects developing technologies to minimize risk from vessel strikes—a primary threat to endangered North Atlantic right whales and other large whales

This project is part of a broader partnership between NOAA Fisheries and the Foundation that directly supports the North Atlantic Right Whale Road to Recovery, the agency’s comprehensive plan to recover the species. It also builds on and will further the goals and objectives of the North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Risk Reduction Technology Workshop, which NOAA Fisheries held in March 2024.

The overall objective for the partnership is to facilitate innovative, technology-based tools and increase the use and awareness of existing technologies to reduce vessel strikes to the North Atlantic right whale.

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