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New York Sea Grant achieved college status in 1975 and is a cooperative program of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Cornell University. They represent a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about New York's marine and Great Lakes resources. 

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New York Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN NEW YORK RESULTED IN*

23662

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

2131

ATTENDEES AT SEA GRANT MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS

49

SEAFOOD INDUSTRY PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

8171

PEOPLE ENGAGED IN SEA GRANT-SUPPORTED INFORMAL EDUCATION

 
 
 

*Metrics are direct results of Sea Grant work between February 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021 as reported by Sea Grant programs in Summer 2021. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education 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.

New York Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Meet New York Sea Grant Experts


Michael Ciaramella

Seafood Safety and Technology Specialist - 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."

Paul Focazio

Director of Communications - Paul oversees the development and production of New York Sea Grant publications and products, writes and edits NYSG's e-newsletters, sends press releases to media, and supervises Web development activities.


"Making science accessible and people aware of what we do and the importance of project findings and subsequent impacts is vital for the longevity and relevance of the program."

Helen Cheng

Coastal Resilience Specialist - Helen helps New York City coastal communities grapple with the risks of coastal living and collaborating on restoration programs that aim to improve water quality and decrease erosion.


"Superstorm Sandy still looms in the memories of our stakeholders, but I’m looking forward to working with groups to help them prepare for coastal hazards and to be resilient for the next big storm."

New York Stories and News

Sea Grant announces $1.2 million in support of 2022 American Lobster Research Program

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Sea Grant announces $1.2 million in support of 2022 American Lobster Research Program

Sea Grant announces $1.2 million in support of Sea Grant’s American Lobster Research Program to continue addressing emergent needs and priorities associated with this important fishery. Pursuant to congressional direction, this year’s funded projects shift focus on operational needs, specifically related to gear technology implementation, research and adoption.
 

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, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

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Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium—in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center—today announced six projects to advance social science and technology research on offshore renewable energy in the Northeast United States. This funding opportunity, which awarded over $1.1 million in federal funds, seeks to catalyze research for the coexistence of marine energy—including wind, current, tidal, and wave energies—with Northeast fishing and coastal communities.

Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of 2021 American Lobster Initiative efforts

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Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of 2021 American Lobster Initiative efforts

Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of the Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative to address scientific and stakeholder needs associated with this important fishery. This is Sea Grant’s third year of research and extension funding to address critical gaps in knowledge about how American lobster is being impacted by environmental change in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank and southern New England.
 

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