NOAA commissions ship, dedicates lab

Published 2:14 pm Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jane Lubchenco, chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will be among speakers Friday at the commissioner of the agency’s newest fisheries survey vessel and dedication of a new laboratory.

Both events will be held in Pascagoula.

The recently completed NOAA laboratory replaces the facility that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The NOAA ship Pisces and laboratory will support fisheries research in the Gulf of Mexico, southeastern United States, and Caribbean.

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