NCCOS Coordinates Development of New Korean Project on Harmful Algae
NCCOS staff chaired a two-day meeting in Busan, Republic of Korea (August 29–30, 2013) convened to finalize a new collaborative project on harmful algae. The project, one component of the larger Joint Project Agreement (JPA) between NOAA and the newly formed Korean Ministry of Oceans & Fisheries, will focus on issues related to the monitoring and management of ciguatera fish poisoning, an emerging issue in Korea and and one already established in the U.S.
Representatives from Korea’s National Fisheries Research & Development Institute and the Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology attended the meeting, and the finalized project proposal will be presented to the JPA Integrated Coastal Management Panel for approval to begin the project in January 2014.
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