Virginia Marine Resource Bulletin Summer 2010

October 1, 2010

Scientists in the Classroom

The PERFECT Program is taking marine science graduate students out of their labs and into K-12 classrooms. Last year, nine VIMS students taught in local schools and developed their science communication skills in the process. This fall, a new cohort of scientists-in-training is poised to enter the program.
October 1, 2010

Planning Underwater

More and more communities in Virginia and across the nation are using marine spatial planning to resolve conflicts over ocean and coastal resources and ensure that they are used sustainably.
October 1, 2010

Spadefish Aquaculture

VIMS and Virginia Sea Grant researchers have reared this popular sportfish through the entire life cycle in captivity, opening the way to farming the species for food, for the aquarium trade, or for stock enhancement.
October 1, 2010

Collaborative Fisheries Fellows 2010

Five graduate students have been named Collaborative Fisheries Research Graduate Fellows for the 2010–2011 school year. This new fellowship provides an academic year of funding for research projects that involve members of the fishing industry and aim to develop new fishing gear or conservation equipment.
September 30, 2010

2010 Summer Interns

This summer, Virginia Sea Grant welcomed one communications intern, Gabriella March, and two policy interns, Jennifer Reichle and Jessica Eckerlin.
September 5, 2010
Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation and Outlook Report, by Thomas J. Murray and Michael J. Oesterling.

Report Details Shellfish Aquaculture Industry

Sales of Virginia-grown shellfish showed a mixed response to the slowing economy, according to the Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation and Outlook Report for 2009, released this June.