Southeast Fisheries Science Center isn’t off hook on a move
Written by Marilyn Bowden on May 18, 2021
Based on a feasibility study completed in 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, popularly known as NOAA, announced that its Southeast Fisheries Science Center on Virginia Key will eventually be replaced by a new facility. Six years later, the location of that facility and the fate of the existing complex remain up in the air.
“NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center is an aging facility,” spokeswoman Keeley Belva said in a written statement in response to a Miami Today query. “Planning ahead for a suitable marine science facility is essential to achieving the agency’s vision for world class excellence in science.”
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