VIMS earns $6M in set-aside funding for scallop research

scallops-set vims set asideResearchers at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science have earned nearly $6 million in set-aside funding to advance the understanding and management of sea scallops off the U.S. East Coast. These tasty bivalves support one of the nation’s highest-valued commercial fisheries. Announced by NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center and the New England Fishery Management Council, the awards to VIMS account for six of the 15 research projects funded. Senior Research Scientist David Rudders is lead investigator on five of the six VIMS projects and a co-lead on the other one. Support for the projects comes from the 2016 Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) program,  Read the rest here 10:06

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