WOODS HOLE, Mass. (WPRI) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo visited Massachusetts on Friday to tour the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northeast Fisheries Science Center. The former Rhode Island governor, who left state government midterm to join the Biden administration in March, said her work with NOAA started in the Ocean State, as the University of Rhode Island has long collaborated with the federal agency. “I am not stranger to the quality of work and science that happens at NOAA,” she said. Senator Ed Markey’s commitment to climate change, adding that President Joe Biden’s budget includes significant funding to NOAA.