State Budget Includes Research Funding For SMAST
The Massachusetts House is giving a boost to fishery research programs at UMass Dartmouth's School of Marine Science and Technology.
Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford has added an amendent to the state budget sending $450,000 to SMAST to study yellowtail flounder and cod populations......
The amendment is the largest fisheries research committment ever made by state government. The funding package must still be approved by the State Senate.