FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 20, 2010
KAGEN ANNOUNCES $73.6 MILLION FOR MARINETTE MARINE CORP.
Contract funded by Recovery Act is awarded for construction of fisheries survey vessel
Made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the contract is for a construction of a new fisheries survey vessel, which will dramatically improve NOAA’s ability to conduct surveys for fish, marine mammals and turtles off the U.S. West Coast and in the eastern tropical
“The world has discovered what we’ve known all along,” continued Kagen. “
“Marinette Marine was successful in its bid, and will receive over $73 million to build NOAA’s next research vessel. This project will not only benefit the economy of
Funded through the ARRA, which Dr. Kagen voted for, the fisheries survey vessel will be the fifth in a series of state-of-the-art Oscar Dyson-class ships built for the agency.
The NOAA ship will study the marine eco-system off U.S. West Coast and in the eastern tropical