Virginia Marine Resource Bulletin Fall/Winter 2008

November 7, 2008
Red crab

From Deadliest Catch to Sustainable Catch

Can the deep-sea red crab go from “generic crabmeat” to certified sustainable delicacy? Captain Jon Williams thinks so, and he’s enlisted the help of Virginia Sea Grant extension agents for research into methods of keeping the crabs alive onshore, as well as cooking, packaging, and marketing them.
October 25, 2008
Bridge website

Teachers Navigate the Web

This summer, the Web site that is teachers’ preferred source for reliable marine science resources got a facelift. Virginia Sea Grant educators developed the Bridge a decade ago, and the site remains strong in the age of Google.
October 22, 2008
Fish larvae

Teaming Up

The movements of tiny fish larvae could hold the key to understanding the dynamics of fisheries in the Delaware and Chesapeake bays. A group of Sea Grant researchers from Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware are studying the oceanographic and biological forces that control when and how larval fish enter our estuaries.
October 15, 2008

Fish Stories by Mail

Citizen-scientists are helping Sea Grant and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission track game fish movements in the Commonwealth and beyond. The results of their efforts for the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program include better fisheries management and more empowered fishermen.
October 10, 2008
RCC students

Tools of the Trade

Despite tough economic times, one group of graduates is finding plenty of opportunity in the boating industry of coastal Virginia. The marine trades training programs at Rappahannock Community College are turning out a new workforce that is in great demand.