Maine Gets $2 Million in Red Tide Disaster Relief Funds from NOAA

HALLOWELL — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be sending Maine a $2 million check to help the state’s shellfish industry recover from the effects of last year’s catastrophic outbreak of red tide.

The money is part of $5 million in federal disaster aid that will be distributed to Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts to support industry-driven efforts to improve red tide monitoring and response.

The new funding will go to the Department of Marine Resources to help implement several independent and collaborative research programs.

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