Coastal Virginia is one of the areas in the country most vulnerable to sea-level rise. With help from Sea Grant, VIMS researchers are helping Virginia communities predict and prepare for the increasingly frequent floods that climate change and rising seas will bring.
The new workforce in seafood processing is a growing population of seasonal migrant workers—almost all of them Hispanic. Virginia Sea Grant is helping these workers and the foods they process stay safe by providing specialized on-the-job training in Spanish.
A technique called spat-on-shell is promising to take Virginia’s burgeoning oyster aquaculture industry to the next level. A unique combination of public and private partners have come together to make this promise a reality.