Virginia Sea Grant in the News

March 6, 2014

Working Waterfronts Workshop Seeks to Develop Policy

Virginia CZM is partnering with VIMS’ Marine Advisory Service Program and Virginia Sea Grant to develop public policy designed to protect and enhance Virginia’s waterfront businesses.
February 4, 2014

Fellows Present at VASG Symposium

Virginia Sea Grant Fellows from VIMS and ODU present on their research at the 2014 Project Participants' Symposium. Fellows were challenged to prepare 10 minute talks geared to a general audience.
October 9, 2013
Community Supported FIshery

Oct. 16 Workshop Looks for CSF Coordinator in Williamsburg

Market research shows that Williamsburg has enough demand for a business where seafood eaters purchase a share of a season's fish harvest in exchange for regular deliveries. Now, Virginia Sea Grant is hosting a workshop for those interested in starting a community supported fishery.
October 7, 2013

Guest Column Urges Preparation for Flooding, Climate Change

Skip Stiles, Executive Director of Wetlands Watch in Norfolk, discusses priorities and current efforts, including those funded by Virginia Sea Grant, to handle sea level rise in Virginia.
September 19, 2013

Flooding Conference Discusses Legal, Scientific, and Policy Issues

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September 11, 2013
Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley conducts network analysis to help better manage fisheries. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

VASG Director Helps Review U.S. Fish Population Plans

The National Academies report contains the panel's findings as well as interactive charts and graphs on the status of U.S. fish populations.
September 4, 2013

UVA Bay Game Wins National Award

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August 14, 2013
Shellfish Report.

Report shows aquaculture makes big impact

WACHAPREAGUE — A report released by Virginia Sea Grant and Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) finds that oyster and clam farming in Virginia has an economic impact of more than $81.2 million to the state and added employment of 925 in 2012.
July 17, 2013
Red crab picking demonstration.

Red crabs could be seafood’s next big thing

Virginian-Pilot July 17, 2013 The cameras were rolling Tuesday when workers at a Hampton fish house wheeled a vat of glistening Chesapeake ray toward celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern, who had come to Virginia for a taste of it.
July 17, 2013
Red crab

Deep-water crab industry comes to Virginia

Daily Press July 16, 2013 Gov. Bob McDonnell welcomed the first landing of Atlantic deep sea red crab to Virginia via a joint venture between Massachusetts-based Atlantic Red Crab Company and Virginia-based L.D. Armory Co., Inc., and Graham & Rollins, Inc.
June 28, 2013
Red crab. ©Bob Fisher/VASG

Local partnership brings deep-sea red crab to Hampton

Daily Press June 26, 2013 L.D. Amory and Co. Inc. and Graham & Rollins Inc. of Hampton have partnered with the Atlantic Red Crab Co. to bring deep-sea red crab to the region.
June 26, 2013
Flood insurance: flood damaged home in New Orleans post-Katrina. ©Infrogmation

Rising waters – and insurance rates

Virginian-Pilot June 25, 2013 Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic student and recent WM Law graduate Anna Killius, wrote an op-ed on flood insurance for the Virginian Pilot.
June 21, 2013
Marine debris. ©Mick Garratt

Governor McDonnell urges reduction of marine debris, signs proclamation

Virginia.gov June 21, 2013 Encouraging all Virginians to take action to reduce trash and litter in the Commonwealth's waterways, the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Governor Bob McDonnell signed a proclamation recognizing June 2013 as Marine Debris Reduction Month in Virginia.
May 7, 2013

Working waterfronts are a major contributor to the economy and deserve national focus

Saltwater Connections May 7, 2013 Waterfronts and the activities that depend on them, such as shipping, fishing and transportation, have played a central role in shaping our nation’s history and they remain a significant driver of the nation’s economy and culture. Activity associated with America’s ocean and Great Lakes waterfronts accounts for 3.41 percent of total U.S. Gross Domestic Product and 4.85 percent of total employm
April 23, 2013

Recreational boating has over a $1 billion impact on Virginia’s economy

BoatingIndustry.com April 23, 2013 The Virginia Marine Trades Association (VMTA) released a study showing that recreational boaters spend nearly $1.3 billion annually on boating in the Commonwealth. Over 40 percent of those dollars are spent on trip-related activity like gas for the boat, fuel, lodging, and meals at local restaurants. All of this money spent on enjoying Virginia’s waterways mean jobs for thousands of Virginians.
April 21, 2013

Oyster farming down to a science

Daily Press April 21, 2013 On the scenic shores of Mobjack Bay in Gloucester County, oysters are being farmed by the millions. John Vigliotta owns one of the largest caged-oyster companies in the state, taking oysters from microscopic eggs to 3-inch cage-grown market beauties in the space of a year or two. Typically, oysters can take up to three years to reach m
April 10, 2013

VIMS symposium recipes

Gazette-Journal April 10, 2013 Recipes from the Chefs' Seafood Symposium. These recipes were presented by Chef Kyle Woodruff, CEC, and Chef de Cuisine of Waypoint Seafood and Grill, LLC.
April 10, 2013

Let’s make a meal: Competition, swordfish prep, and more highlight VIMS symposium

Gazette-Journal April 10, 2013 Yes, it’s O.K. to eat swordfish again. Recovery of this species that was once thought to be lost "is one of the great success stories of modern fisheries management." That was the lesson from the spring Chefs’ Seafood Symposium recently held at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point.
April 5, 2013

Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program has Record-Breaking Year

Sport Fishing April 5, 2013 If you went fishing in Chesapeake Bay in 2012, you may have noticed it was a banner year for red drum. Catches of these and other fishes led to an exceptional year for the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program. The program—supported by funding from Virginia’s saltwater license funds and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science—trains volunteer taggers to provide fisheries
April 2, 2013
Tom Murray. ©Carly Rose/VASG

BoatUS Honors VASG Extension Leader

Thomas Murray received an award from the Boat Owners Association of the United States last week for his commitment to keeping waterfront open for recreation.

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