The Chesapeake Bay’s renowned blue crab fishery could support a larger harvest and higher revenues for fishermen if regulators extended protections for mature female crabs, a new study funded by Maryland Sea Grant says.
Category: Safe and Sustainable Seafood Supply
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It might seem incongruous to talk of traffic disputes and costly collisions in an area as vast as the waters off the Pacific coast. But that’s the situation that afflicted the coast’s tribal and commercial crab fishers and its tug-and-barge and shipping operators for decades as they shared the same sealanes.
Virginia Sea Grant and partners organized a day long workshop bringing together fisherman and scientists to discuss collaborative fisheries research to improve gear and fishing methods. The 2014 workshop focused on shrimp fisheries and turtle bycatch.
PhD student Sean Brennan at University of Alaska Fairbanks with funding from Alaska Sea Grant used strontium isotopes to identify the birthplace of adult salmon harvested in mixed-stock commercial fisheries.
Average world ocean pH has dropped from 8.2 to 8.1 over recent decades and is expected to drop to 7.8 by the end of the century. Dr. Meredith White, with funding in part, from Woods Hole Sea Grant, examines how this shift may effect the commercially valuable bay scallop, Argopecten irradians
A discovery by a Texas Sea Grant-funded researcher may help decrease demand on the world’s fish stocks for use as feed in marine aquaculture.
As part of the Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan Rhode Island Sea Grant is funding research to assess how traditional means of estimating clam population affect fishing limits.
North Carolina Sea Grant has brought together scientists and commercial fishermen to understand the black sea bass population in the South Atlantic. The studies have led to increased catch limits and gear that keeps legal-sized fish while letting out undersized sea bass.
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are studying two illness-causing species of bacteria found in oysters to obtain a more detailed understanding of microbial life on the half-shell. The ultimate goal is to minimize risks to human health without having to close shellfish beds for long periods of time.
What is the role of the traditional New England fishery in the ever-increasing global economy? How do local New Bedford fishing families stay afloat while competing with larger industry and keeping up with changing government regulations?
New peer-reviewed research on geoduck aquaculture increases understanding of how industry operations might affect Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca environments. Those key findings are included in a report released today by Washington Sea Grant.
With the assistance of Louisiana Sea Grant, shrimpers from the state received more than $18 million in direct financial assistance over the past three years through the federal Trade Assistance Adjustment program.
Horseshoe crabs, whose eggs are vital to migratory shorebird feeding stopovers, have strict harvest quotas due to over harvesting in the 1990s. A research team led by Nancy Targett, director of Delaware Sea Grant, has developed an artificial bait that has the potential to reduce the number of horseshoe crabs needed to catch eel and whelk.
A collaborative effort between the University of the Aegean in Greece, the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus is providing free real-time information to the public, about ship information and movements near Nome.
With the support of The University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant Program and the California Ocean Protection Council, Dr. Kelley has pioneered the use of a cutting-edge technology—proteomics—to see the “fingerprints” or impacts of endocrine-disrupting compounds in fish.
Part 3 of the 3 part series 'Selecting a Better Oyster'. Scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center look into how traits from parent oysters are passed to their offspring in hopes of improving Virgina's oyster aquaculture industry.
Part 1 of a 3 part series 'Building a Better Oyster'. Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center helps take the oyster aquaculture industry to the next level.
You can now count middle and high school students among the growing list of Floridians learning about aquaculture, a relatively new industry that already generates more than $70 million in farm-gate income annually.
Through research, education and outreach, NOAA Sea Grant is addressing bycatch from the Gulf of Maine to the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska.
If you go to the grocery store to buy seafood, chances are that what you end up buying is imported – an 80 percent chance that it is imported, according to NOAA Fisheries Service. See what Sea Grant is doing to help communities invest in their local fishermen with high-quality, regionally harvest seafood as their return.
To ensure seafood safety, the FDA established strict regulations for handling seafood that requires all seafood processors to undergo training in the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP). Sea Grant helps them get the training they need.