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Maryland Sea Grant achieved college status in 1982 and is statewide program based at the University of Maryland. Their mission is to combine scientific research, education, and public outreach to develop sound ideas and practices that can enhance the Chesapeake Bay's ecology as well as the businesses and jobs that depend on it.

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Maryland Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN MARYLAND RESULTED IN*

$2.6M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

113

SEAFOOD INDUSTRY PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

36

BUSINESSES

6126

ATTENDEES AT PUBLIC OR PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 
 
 

*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. 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. Businesses = the number of businesses created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts.

Maryland Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Maryland 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.

Collaborative network for recirculating aquaculture moves into next phase

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Collaborative network for recirculating aquaculture moves into next phase

The National Sea Grant Office announced funding for the Recirculating Aquaculture Salmon Network (RAS-N) in 2019. While that three-year grant is now winding down, the collaborative network it helped build is not going away. Rather, it is entering an exciting new phase with $10 million in funding from a U.S. Department Agriculture program designed to enhance sustainability in agriculture.

NOAA Sea Grant awards $3.5 million to improve sustainable aquaculture, strengthen seafood resources

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NOAA Sea Grant awards $3.5 million to improve sustainable aquaculture, strengthen seafood resources

NOAA Sea Grant today announced $3.5 million in federal funding to support two efforts aiding sustainable growth of U.S. seafood, one focused on improving coordination for marine aquaculture development and another that addresses COVID-19 impacts to seafood resources.  

ECO Magazine's Rising Seas issue features Sea Grant's work in resilience

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ECO Magazine's Rising Seas issue features Sea Grant's work in resilience

ECO Magazine's Rising Seas explores sea level rise, its related challenges, and the solutions currently underway. In this special, digital publication, learn about NOAA’s efforts to help the country adapt to rising sea levels and see Sea Grant's work in coastal resilience.

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