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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Texas Sea Grant achieved college status in 1971 and is based at Texas A&M University. Their mission is to improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine resources.

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Texas Sea Grant by the Numbers

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*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. "Students supported" includes new and continuing students receiving financial support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

Texas Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Meet Texas Sea Grant Experts

Laura Picariello

Fisheries Specialist -  Laura works with the Texas shrimp industry, helping fishermen with the proper installation, use and maintenance of turtle excluder devices and bycatch reduction devices to minimize impacts on other species.

"It’s really about people — being able to turn science and innovation into practical solutions by connecting with the people who live and work on the water every day.”

Christine Hale

Oil Spill Science Outreach Specialist - Christine serves as a link between researchers who conduct oil spill science, through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, and the multiple stakeholder groups that need this information to make more informed decisions.

"I take the science directly to people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf."

Heather B. Wade

Senior Associate Director for Planning and Extension  - Heather joined Texas Sea Grant as the program's first Coastal Planning Specialist where she provided expertise and assistance to coastal communities and natural resource managers. She is now is the Senior Associate Director for Planning and Extension.

"My favorite part of working for Sea Grant is the satisfaction I feel from doing what I love. I get to use my expertise to help coastal communities become better places. It doesn’t get much better than that."

Texas Stories and News

Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities

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Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities

Sea Grant works with coastal communities across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam to improve community resilience to coastal storms. Sea Grant engages in vulnerability assessments, resilience planning and social science initiatives to learn from previous storms and better prepare for future storms.

Scientific Team Selected for Independent Abundance Estimate of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

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Scientific Team Selected for Independent Abundance Estimate of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, NOAA, universities partner to advance understanding of iconic species

A team of university and government scientists, selected by an expert review panel convened by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Science Serving America's Coasts

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