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Sea Grant is a leader in developing innovative technologies for all sectors of the seafood industry, including fishing, aquaculture, seafood processing and consumer safety. Research and extension efforts are focused on ensuring a safe and sustainable supply of seafood products for current and future generations.

 

Commercial fisherman sells Dungeness crab directly to consumer during Oregon Sea Grant's Shop the Dock program. Photo credit: Pat Kight.

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES RESULTED IN*

19900

FISHERS ADOPT SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE FISHING PRACTICES

2000

PEOPLE TRAINED IN SAFE SEAFOOD HANDLING (HACCP)

2

PATENTS TO IMPROVE SEAFOOD RELIABILITY

9

NOAA NMFS-SEA GRANT FELLOWS

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. HACCP = Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points training is required for certification to handle and distribute seafood products. Florida Sea Grant secured two patents for technology they developed to 1) detect fake seafood products and 2) provide a rapid test for Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning.

Sustainable Fisheries Featured Impacts

Meet Sea Grant Sustainable Fisheries Experts


Michael Ciaramella

Seafood Safety and Technology Specialist, New York Sea Grant - Michael works with New York's seafood industry, regulatory agencies and food and nutrition professionals on issues related to seafood safety, quality and marketing.


"My background in aquaculture and food science will allow me to help New York compete with regard to cultured seafood as that industry continues to grow to meet the demands of the local and global seafood markets."

Gary Graham

Marine Fisheries Specialist, Texas Sea Grant - Gary primarily focuses on commercial fisheries bycatch issues by helping Texas fishermen meet gear regulations.


"Helping people. It’s just that simple. Interacting with people and helping them, that’s the heart of Sea Grant."

Gabriela Bradt, Ph.D.

Commercial Fisheries Extension Specialist, New Hampshire Sea Grant - Dr. Bradt's research aims to inform the use of invasive green crabs as a possible seafood product. This would help control the spread of the invasion, while also providing added income to local fishermen that are experiencing trouble with the current wild harvest fisheries.


"If we are going to have enough supply for restaurants and other markets...we need to be able to get a whole bunch of them [green crabs] to molt around the same time."

Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Stories and News

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.

BayMap Leads to Discoveries in Offshore Waters Near and Far

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BayMap Leads to Discoveries in Offshore Waters Near and Far

To fill a knowledge gap about the shallow seafloor right off Rhode Island's coast, Rhode Island Sea Grant invested in the development of BayMap, a collection of marine habitat maps for Narragansett Bay and surrounding coastal ponds for use by resource managers and scientists.

Teach the Kids to Fish

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Teach the Kids to Fish

Seafood Month 2017

"By training the next generation of fishers through a hands-on mentorship program, scientists and fishers hope to feed the world for many lifetimes."

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