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Sea Grant is a leader in developing innovative technologies for all sectors of the seafood industry, including fishing, aquaculture, seafood processing and consumer safety. Research and extension efforts are focused on ensuring a safe and sustainable supply of seafood products for current and future generations.

 

Commercial fisherman sells Dungeness crab directly to consumer during Oregon Sea Grant's Shop the Dock program. Photo credit: Pat Kight.

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES RESULTED IN*

19900

FISHERS ADOPT SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE FISHING PRACTICES

2000

PEOPLE TRAINED IN SAFE SEAFOOD HANDLING (HACCP)

2

PATENTS TO IMPROVE SEAFOOD RELIABILITY

9

NOAA NMFS-SEA GRANT FELLOWS

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. HACCP = Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points training is required for certification to handle and distribute seafood products. Florida Sea Grant secured two patents for technology they developed to 1) detect fake seafood products and 2) provide a rapid test for Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning.

Sustainable Fisheries Featured Impacts

Meet Sea Grant Sustainable Fisheries Experts


Michael Ciaramella

Seafood Safety and Technology Specialist, New York Sea Grant - Michael works with New York's seafood industry, regulatory agencies and food and nutrition professionals on issues related to seafood safety, quality and marketing.


"My background in aquaculture and food science will allow me to help New York compete with regard to cultured seafood as that industry continues to grow to meet the demands of the local and global seafood markets."

William "Bill" Walton, Ph.D.

Oyster Aquaculture Extension Specialist, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant - Bill provides technical advice for shellfish farmers, identifies areas in Alabama and Mississippi for oyster aquaculture and communicates aquaculture developments to the public. 


"Shellfish aquaculture does a lot of great things; it raises food, provides habitat, and improves water quality. But, for me, it’s most about creating jobs in rural coastal communities and keeping these communities together."

Gabriela Bradt, Ph.D.

Commercial Fisheries Extension Specialist, New Hampshire Sea Grant - Gabriela's research aims to inform the use of invasive green crabs as a possible seafood product. This would help control the spread of the invasion, while also providing added income to local fishermen that are experiencing trouble with the current wild harvest fisheries.


"If we are going to have enough supply for restaurants and other markets...we need to be able to get a whole bunch of them [green crabs] to molt around the same time."

Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Stories and News

A little water could make a big difference for endangered salmon

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A little water could make a big difference for endangered salmon

New study from California Sea Grant researchers shows that during dry periods, a small amount of water can be enough to keep young salmon alive during the hot, dry summer months.

Even small amounts of running water—less than a gallon per second—could mean the difference between life or death for juvenile coho salmon in coastal California streams, according to a new study published in the journal Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

Maryland Sea Grant and partners discuss aquaculture, diversity in marine sciences with NOAA Administrator

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Maryland Sea Grant and partners discuss aquaculture, diversity in marine sciences with NOAA Administrator

Acting NOAA Administrator RDML Timothy Gallaudet visited Maryland Sea Grant and IMET in May 2018 for a discussion focused on aquaculture research and how the partners are advancing diversity in the marine sciences. 

Florida Sea Grant Helped Save Keys Lobster Industry Nearly $4 Million After Hurricane Irma

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Florida Sea Grant Helped Save Keys Lobster Industry Nearly $4 Million After Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma displaced more than 150,000 spiny lobster traps in the Florida Keys last year, sometimes miles away from their original locations. But a novel eyes-in-the-sky solution developed with support from Florida Sea Grant has saved the industry nearly $4 million.

Getting Students Hooked on Science

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Getting Students Hooked on Science

Maryland Sea Grant partners with teachers to bring aquaculture into the classroom

Maryland Sea Grant is working to increase environmental literacy by partnering with teachers to bring aquaculture into the classroom.

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