- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it has selected 10 research projects about the sea scallop fishery that are valued at more than $10 million.

Money from selling scallops that are set aside to pay for research projects will fund the initiatives. NOAA says 14 researchers from four organizations in Massachusetts and Virginia will work on the 10 projects.

One project will allow the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science & Technology to perform a video survey of Georges Bank scallop areas. Another will provide Coonamesett Farm Foundation of East Falmouth, Massachusetts, the ability to study impacts of the scallop fishery on loggerhead sea turtles using satellite tagging.

Six other two-year projects received funding last year and are ongoing.

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