Virginia Marine Resource Bulletin Winter 2011

March 22, 2011

Working Waterfronts and Waterways

Coastal populations are booming, making access to the water a national problem. Virginia Sea Grant is collaborating with several other programs to bring together stakeholders from communities around the country to share local solutions to preserving public access and working waterfronts.
March 16, 2011

Building a Living Shoreline

This fall at Deltaville Yachting Center, volunteers gathered to help the owners find a more natural way of combatting coastal erosion. See how they did it in this slideshow.
March 11, 2011

Lessons in Green Fish Farming

One Eastern Shore aquaculture operation is pioneering the use of alternative energy solutions in Virginia fish farming—and hoping to set an example for other marine businesses in Virginia and beyond.
March 10, 2011

Musick Takes Reins of Game Fish Tagging Program

Marine Recreation Specialist Jon Lucy retired in June after 38 years of service with VIMS and the Marine Advisory Program. Working with Claude Bain of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC), Lucy cofounded the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program. This angler-assisted research program trains recreational fishermen to collect scientific data about the fish they pursue. As Jon’s successor, I joined him on a tagging trip in November on the Elizabeth River. We had a spectacular day for fishing and succeeded in tagging more than a dozen fish. I took the opportunity to ask Jon about his experience with the tagging program.
March 1, 2011
Mike Oesterling receives award.

Second Annual Project Participants’ Symposium

About 100 Virginia Sea Grant researchers, staff, and partners gathered in Richmond on February 2 to share resources and experiences relating to their work with VASG. The symposium was followed by the Virginia Seafood Council’s annual Seafood and Wine Reception. VASG director Troy Hartley’s “State of Sea Grant” report can be viewed below, and more information is available on the Symposium web page.
February 1, 2011

Coastal and Marine Science Research Projects

Twelve projects researching Virginia’s coastal and marine environments will receive financial support through Virginia Sea Grant’s research program. The funding totals $535,899, with about $192,000 supporting graduate students, $233,000 supporting preliminary investigations, and $111,000 supporting large-scale research. Read more about all of our research projects and funding opportunities.
January 24, 2011
Knauss fellowship: U.S. Capitol Building

2011 Knauss Fellows Go to Washington

Five Virginia graduate students have received their placements in the U.S. government for their 2011 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships.