Of 36 proposed projects to reopen migratory fish passages, two that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has recommended for funding are in North Carolina.
NOAA Fisheries announced Wednesday its recommendations for nearly $105 million in funding for the new fish passage projects under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The purpose is to reopen migratory pathways, restore access to healthy habitat for fish and build tribal capacity to participate in developing and implementing fish passage projects.
The habitat projects for migratory fish across the country employs fish passage restoration, engineering and design, future project development, and building the capacity among partners to design projects and manage multifaceted restoration efforts, officials said.
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