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Florida Sea Grant achieved college status in 1976 and is a statewide program headquartered at the University of Florida. Their extension, education and outreach programs are done in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension and coastal counties around the state.

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Florida Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN FLORIDA RESULTED IN*

$16.6M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

465

JOBS

2804

SEAFOOD INDUSTRY PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

19253

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT PROTECTED OR RESTORED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in Summer 2021 for work conducted February 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. Jobs = jobs created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts. Seafood industry personnel refers to the number of fishermen, seafood processing or aquaculture industry personnel who modify their practices using knowledge gained in fisheries sustainability and seafood safety as a result of Sea Grant activities.

Florida Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Florida Stories and News

NOAA Sea Grant announces $14 million in investments to strengthen U.S. aquaculture

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NOAA Sea Grant announces $14 million in investments to strengthen U.S. aquaculture

NOAA Sea Grant today announced approximately $14 million in federal funding across four strategic areas for improving U.S. aquaculture. The competitively selected projects will advance early stage propagation strategies for various aquaculture species, marine finfish juvenile production technologies, aquaculture collaboratives and establishment of an aquaculture information exchange.

Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2022 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees

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Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries Announce 2022 Joint Fellowship Program Awardees

Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries are pleased to announce the 2022 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship recipients. Seven population and ecosystem dynamics fellowships and one marine resource economics fellowship will be awarded through this national program. Since 1999, the NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program has trained the next generation of specialized experts in fisheries management. 

Sea Grant-supported application guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report now available

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Sea Grant-supported application guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report now available

Guide will help coastal communities plan for significant sea level rise

Community planners and decision makers now have an application guide to help them plan for the significant sea level rise the United States is expected to see in the next 30 years. The guide is a response to the 2022 Interagency Sea Level Rise report, which projected about a foot of higher waters, on average, along U.S. coastlines by 2050. 

Increasing local resilience to climate effects with Renee Collini

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Increasing local resilience to climate effects with Renee Collini

In honor of Women’s History Month, get to know one of the many Women of Sea Grant, Renee Collini. Renee is a Coastal Climate Resilience Specialist with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Florida Sea Grant and Mississippi State University.

Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to share, inform reef fish science

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Multistate Sea Grant extension team awarded $2.4 million to share, inform reef fish science

The National Sea Grant College Program has announced that a regional collaborative of Sea Grant fisheries extension specialists, university scientists and fisheries managers will receive $2.4 million to develop and implement extension and outreach programming related to data and information from three large research projects focused on estimating the number of reef fish in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
 

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