Marine industry cluster idea gains steam in South Kitsap

by Tim Flanagan on May 24, 2011

Ashley Ahearn has this story at KUOW:

Researchers in Tacoma are finding out how plastic hurts marine life. Specifically, doctor little tiny particles: microplastics. As KUOW’s Ashley Ahearn reports, microplastics may grow to be another serious environmental problem facing the world’s oceans.

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Rachel Pritchett has the story in the Kitsap Sun:

SOUTH KITSAP — Kitsap could be to the marine industry what Redmond is to computers.

That was the dream Port of Bremerton and county commissioners shared at a get-together Monday at the Trophy Lake Golf & Casting club.

The idea of forming a marine "industry cluster”; took off like a water-skier in a no-wake zone, thumb
with everyone agreeing to take it a few steps further over the summer. At some point, salve they could maybe draw onboard the bigger port districts, this
the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, the Olympic Workforce Development Council and the Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau.

"If you put a team together, you get things done," said port Commissioner Larry Stokes.

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