- Associated Press - Friday, November 21, 2014

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - The Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island has received a $24 million grant to lead a five-year project to rebuild depleted fisheries in Ghana.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1z2k4S4 ) that the grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development is part of a federal effort to boost food resources in developing countries. Brian Crawford, interim director of the Coastal Resources Center, says Ghana is seen as a good fit for the program because of its stable government and growing economy.

The Coastal Resources Center is part of URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography. It has worked on fisheries and coastal resilience projects in other parts of west Africa.

The grant is the largest in the university’s history and represents nearly one-fourth of total grants of $100 million to URI each year.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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