US government funding bill awards bigger budget to NOAA

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The omnibus spending bill the U.S. Congress is expected to pass before the end of 2022 contains several provisions that touch on the seafood and fishing industries.

The bill, which would authorize all non-defense-related government spending through the rest of the fiscal year, contains USD 1.09 billion (EUR 1.03 billion) to cover NOAA Fisheries operations, according to a statement from the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. That’s an increase of USD 77.4 million (EUR 72.9 million) from last year.

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee provided 10 pages of notes detailing how that money will be spent. According to the document, NOAA Fisheries is getting ... 


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