Washington, DC – Today, the United States and Canada announced $2 billion in funding to help ensure the health of the aquatic ecosystems in their states.
The $2,500,000 in Federal funding will be used to improve aquatic ecosystems, improve water treatment, and support aquatic productivity, including water quality.
The funds will support the development of a National Aquatic Quality Improvement Program to identify, monitor, and improve the health and productivity of aquatic ecosystems across the United State and Canada, as well as the establishment of a national marine protected area in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, to protect and improve habitat for salmon and other fish in these two communities.
The project will help to:Establish a National Marine Protected Area in the National Capital Region of Washington, D.C. to protect aquatic resources in this region and provide protection from the effects of climate change.
The National Aquaculture Products Processors and Aquacultural Products Processes National Aquariums will use the funds to expand the production and processing of aquaculture products in the U.S.
Aquaculture processors and aquaculturists will continue to be a major contributor to the United Kingdom’s fish industry, and the Aquaculture Industry and Aquatourism Association will support aquacultural industry in the United Kingdoms.
This investment will support a national effort to improve the quality of aquatic products for the benefit of all people.
The Federal Government will support innovative projects that advance sustainable development and environmental protection.
This investment is expected to have a positive impact on the environment and the economy.