- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) - The University of Maryland is getting continuing federal funding to support the Chesapeake Bay under a state and federal partnership.

Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen have announced the nearly $288,000 federal grant through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which will go to support Maryland Sea Grant.

The program is administered through the University System of Maryland. It’s part of a network of 33 national sea grant programs.

The program supports the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s coastal waters.

Recent research has helped develop new approaches in oyster aquaculture and boost the bay’s blue crab population.

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This story clarifies that money is continuing federal funding that is part of a state and federal partnership.


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