"In a continued triumph for lovers of the ocean (and others!) across the nation, nearly all NOAA programs were funded at the same level as last year, or grew. Of particular interest, Congress increased the funding for the Ocean Acidification Program by $500,000 to $11 million. This bump is part of an 83% increase from the $6 million budget five years ago: mirroring growing awareness and concern about the issue. The Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Fund, which Trump had proposed eliminating, enjoyed strong support as well, receiving $65 million. And aquaculture – for which the president had proposed flat funding, actually grew by over 60% from the previous year, to $15 million."
NOAA Fully Funded for 2018
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