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Impacts

Search impacts of Sea Grant’s work, browse current projects, and explore any of the Sea Grant Colleges.

Sea Grant utilizes its network of professionals throughout the U.S. coastal and Great Lakes states as well as in Puerto Rico and Guam to accomplish its mission of enhancing the practical use and conservation of coastal, marine and Great Lakes resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment. Sea Grant accomplishes its mission through research, extension and education. Sea Grant’s current strategic focus areas include healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, resilient coastal economies, and environmental literacy and workforce management. 

In 2022, a federal investment in Sea Grant
of $89.5 million resulted in

$ 300 M
Economic Benefit
As a result of Sea Grant’s work in 2022, 5,651 resource managers used ecosystem-based approaches to management.
As a result of Sea Grant's work in 2022, 2,510 undergraduate and graduate students were supported and 970,976 people engaged in educational programs.
As a result of Sea Grant's work in 2022, 1,601 businesses and 9,569 jobs were created or sustained.
As a result of Sea Grant's work in 2022, 886 communities implemented sustainable practices.
As a result of Sea Grant's work in 2022, 24,288 seafood industry personnel adopted responsible fishery practices
As a result of Sea Grant training in 2022, 2,101 people completed Seafood Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP) safety certifications.
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Search Sea Grant Databases

The following two search features allow users to search Sea Grant’s database. Impacts are societal benefits and broader outcomes of Sea Grant’s work. Accomplishments included major projects and tasks completed by Sea Grant. Projects include scopes of work and descriptions of past and current work. 

Tip: These search features work best if used one at a time. For example, users can search the Impacts and Accomplishments database for a particular region, date range, or category. Before searching projects, users should clear the previous Impacts and Accomplishments search results.

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