The National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law has received funding of $125,000 through a national aquaculture competition to conduct research and outreach on legal barriers to shellfish aquaculture around the country. The funding comes from a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which recently awarded $9.3 million for 32 projects.
According to NOAA, “The grants were awarded through two competitions to help spur the development and growth of shellfish, finfish, and seaweed aquaculture businesses. The projects include basic and applied research to improve efficient production of seafood, permitting of new businesses, management of environmental health issues, and economic success of aquaculture businesses.”
About the National Sea Grant Law Center: The National Sea Grant Law Center’s mission is to encourage a well-informed constituency by providing legal information and analysis to the Sea Grant Community, policy-makers, and the general public through a variety of products and services. The National Sea Grant Law Center was established in 2002 at the University of Mississippi School of Law to “coordinate and enhance Sea Grant’s activities in legal scholarship and outreach related to coastal and ocean law issues.”