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Texas Sea Grant achieved college status in 1971 and is based at Texas A&M University. Their mission is to improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine resources.

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Texas Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN TEXAS RESULTED IN*

$4.4M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

159

JOBS

5522

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT RESTORED OR PROTECTED

48416

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics are direct results of Sea Grant work between February 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020 as reported by Sea Grant programs in Summer 2020. 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. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

Texas Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Meet Texas Sea Grant Experts


Laura Picariello

Fisheries Specialist -  Laura works with the Texas shrimp industry, helping fishermen with the proper installation, use and maintenance of turtle excluder devices and bycatch reduction devices to minimize impacts on other species.


"It’s really about people — being able to turn science and innovation into practical solutions by connecting with the people who live and work on the water every day.”

Christine Hale

Oil Spill Science Outreach Specialist - Christine serves as a link between researchers who conduct oil spill science, through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, and the multiple stakeholder groups that need this information to make more informed decisions.


"I take the science directly to people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf."

Heather B. Wade

Senior Associate Director for Planning and Extension  - Heather joined Texas Sea Grant as the program's first Coastal Planning Specialist where she provided expertise and assistance to coastal communities and natural resource managers. She is now is the Senior Associate Director for Planning and Extension.


"My favorite part of working for Sea Grant is the satisfaction I feel from doing what I love. I get to use my expertise to help coastal communities become better places. It doesn’t get much better than that."

Texas Stories and News

Sea Grant Facilitates External Research to Determine Abundance of Red Snapper

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Sea Grant Facilitates External Research to Determine Abundance of Red Snapper

Sea Grant and its research partners announced two updates on efforts to better understand red snapper populations in U.S. coastal waters today. These complementary projects, which are interdisciplinary and connected to multiple partners and stakeholders are being conducted by external, university-based teams and administered by Sea Grant. 

National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and Sea Grant release reports from collaborative workshop series on improving regional oil spill preparedness

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National Academies’ Gulf Research Program and Sea Grant release reports from collaborative workshop series on improving regional oil spill preparedness

The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program and the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a series of workshops around the country – in Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, and Virginia – designed to bring regional priorities to the fore in community oil spill preparation and resiliency planning. Five regional workshop reports and one summary report are now available online.

Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities

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Sea Grant shares lessons learned from coastal storms to help communities

Sea Grant works with coastal communities across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam to improve community resilience to coastal storms. Sea Grant engages in vulnerability assessments, resilience planning and social science initiatives to learn from previous storms and better prepare for future storms.

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