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Category: Safe and Sustainable Seafood Supply

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Oysters in a pair of gloved hands

NOAA Sea Grant Develops 5-Year Aquaculture Investment Plan

Year-over-year, Sea Grant is committed to supporting aquaculture development across the nation, as a means of enhancing economic resilience and nutritional security in American communities. Sea Grant recently developed a five-year Aquaculture Investment Plan to guide its efforts in supporting aquaculture research, extension and education.

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Good Nutrition

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.

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NHSG-funded research at the University of New Hampshire is revealing more information about pathogenic Vibrios in oysters to prevent human illness.  Credit: Rebecca Zeiber
Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

Vibrio research in Great Bay: a complex problem

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.

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Commercial fishermen harvesting oysters in Apalachicola. Credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Bringing Back Florida’s Oysters

Florida Sea Grant brought together a team of researchers, agency scientists and industry leaders to understand the decline of the Apalachicola oyster fishery and to identify a strategy for efficient recovery.

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New Artificial Bait Could Reduce Stress on Horseshoe Crabs

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.

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Marine Advisory Agent Brings Free Ship Tracking to Nome

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.

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