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New Legal Research Report Provides Overview of State Oyster Restoration Policies

The permitting processes for oyster restoration projects can be challenging to navigate, as a maze of state and federal programs may apply. A new legal research report, released by the National Sea Grant Law Center and the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, hopes to make these processes a little more easy to navigate by providing an overview of the permitting programs in 21 states.

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Rhode Island's Shellfish Management Plan Video
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VIDEO: Rhode Island’s Shellfish Management Plan

Two years in the making, Rhode Island’s first comprehensive shellfish management plan was celebrated recently at the University of Rhode Island by the state agencies, project managers, researchers, stakeholders, and funders who made it happen.

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Turtle Exclusion Device (TED)

Texas Sea Grant project helps shrimp fishery save sea turtles and gain access to new retail markets

Texas Sea Grant, with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), has launched a pilot program to help shrimpers correctly install and operate turtle excluder devices, known as TEDs, and to develop a process to certify those that do. This vessel certification will help consumers choose “turtle-safe” wild-caught Gulf shrimp at their local supermarkets.

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UNH Cooperative Extension Agent Charlie French

Marketing locally caught seafood in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Sea Grant is heavily involved in research and extension efforts to address the best way to market seafood and keep fishermen financially afloat, including providing resources for direct market seafood sales and research into retailer and consumer preferences on seafood.

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VIDEO: Tracking the Impact of Wisconsin River Cleanup

The Great Lakes, a vital asset to 35 million residents, have a legacy of pollution due to our nation's industrial past. The Great Lakes Legacy Act revitalizes rivers, lakes, and harbors, helping to restore lost benefits. This video outlines the Great Lakes Legacy Act and highlights benefits it brings to communities. 

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