By Associated Press - Monday, February 19, 2018

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - A federal-University of New Hampshire program that provides scientific research to improve coastal and marine management is getting a $218,000 grant.

The Sea Grant Program focuses its efforts in four areas: environmental literacy and workforce development; healthy coastal ecosystems; coastal communities and economies; and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture.

Recent work in New Hampshire has focused on connecting local businesses with university research in a range of topics, including aquaculture, marine biotechnology, seafood processing, and the development of marine products. President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request proposed eliminating the Sea Grant program.

Members of New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation say they are pleased to see support for the program.

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