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California Sea Grant achieved college status in 1973 and is administered by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. They aim to create knowledge, products and services that benefit the economy, the environment and the citizens of California.

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California Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN CALIFORNIA RESULTED IN*

$75.7M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

49000

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT RESTORED OR PROTECTED

46000

ATTENDEES AT PUBLIC OR PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

4500

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2018 for work conducted February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

California Sea Grant Featured Impacts

California Stories and News

California Sea Grant-funded research finds warmer waters threaten red abalone recovery

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California Sea Grant-funded research finds warmer waters threaten red abalone recovery

While red abalone were once abundant throughout California, they have long been in decline due to overfishing and environmental changes. California Sea Grant-funded researchers identified conditions that promote consistent recruitment, but also found that prolonged heat stress can cause red abalone recruitment to fail, in a new study published in the Journal of Shellfish Research last month.

New research to address kelp forest crisis in California

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New research to address kelp forest crisis in California

California Sea Grant is pleased to announce six new research projects aimed at restoring California’s kelp forests. The newly funded projects in the 2020 Kelp Recovery Research Program total $2.1 million, funded jointly by California Sea Grant and the California Ocean Protection Council, in collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Seafood direct marketing: Sea Grant experts contribute to UN report

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Seafood direct marketing: Sea Grant experts contribute to UN report

In a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), California Sea Grant and Alaska Sea Grant contributed a case study to highlight the approach Sea Grant extension personnel take in working with fishing communities and the seafood direct marketing information products they have created since the mid 1990s.

California Sea Grant publishes new research on microplastics in San Diego estuary fish

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California Sea Grant publishes new research on microplastics in San Diego estuary fish

In a study led by California Sea Grant Extension Specialist Theresa Talley, researchers found that nearly a quarter of fish sampled from a creek that flows into San Diego Bay contain microplastics. This work, which was recently published in the journal PLOS ONE, examined plastics in coastal sediments and three species of fish.

Sea Grant Report on Barriers to Shellfish Aquaculture in the U.S.

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Sea Grant Report on Barriers to Shellfish Aquaculture in the U.S.

A Sea Grant team of legal and aquaculture experts has released a report detailing eight case studies that identify challenges to the shellfish aquaculture industry in the United States. The project was funded through Sea Grant's 2017 national investment in aquaculture. 

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