The NOAA Fisheries budget will be slashed by nearly 108,000,000 dollars in 2018 unless Congress can be persuaded to place a higher value on ocean life. Some programs will be eliminated, others will suffer from deep cuts.
Please contact the Congress members who represent you and share your opinions, it matters!
"NOAA proposes a decrease of $3,044,000 to eliminate funding for the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grants program in 2018. With this reduction there would be no funding for competitive grants to marine mammal stranding network organizations to rescue, rehabilitate, or investigate sick or injured marine mammals or to determine the cause of death of marine mammals."