Oysters at your doorstep: How the pandemic changed aquaculture sales

Oysters at your doorstep: How the pandemic changed aquaculture sales

When the pandemic hit, oyster farmers tried new direct sales methods to make up for cancelled restaurant and wholesale contracts.

Cedar Island marsh could mean more bird habitat, less erosion for Eastern Shore

Cedar Island marsh could mean more bird habitat, less erosion for Eastern Shore

A new design proposed for Cedar Island would stabilize the southern tip of the island by creating about 200 acres of marsh behind it.

Coastal Adaptation and Protection Fellow to assist with “roadmap” for resilience in Virginia

Coastal Adaptation and Protection Fellow to assist with “roadmap” for resilience in Virginia

Lydia Bienlien, the 2021 Coastal Adaptation and Protection Fellow, will help with the master plan during her yearlong fellowship.

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Oysters at your doorstep: How the pandemic changed aquaculture sales

For many oyster farmers, wholesale distributors are an essential link between individual companies who harvest seafood and the public, who consume the majority of their seafood in restaurants. In March and April of 2020, aquaculture growers reported that the vast majority of their sales to processors, restaurants, and distributors were drastically reduced.

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Fellowship Blog

Acing your application: Tips for prospective fellows

It’s that time of the year again! No, I’m not talking about fall — although sweater weather, hot apple cider, the changing leaves, and Halloween make this my favorite season — but the semester where Virginia Sea Grant is seeking applicants for their fellowship.

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Coastal Communities

2021 Commonwealth Fellow to work at Department of Wildlife Resources

2021 Commonwealth Fellow to work at Department of Wildlife Resources Clay Ferguson, a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been selected as a 2021 Commonwealth Fellow. Ferguson will work with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources during his fellowship to help the agency incorporate climate change into its policies

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Fisheries & Aquaculture

Recirculating Aquaculture

Recirculating systems take the guesswork out of water quality and can also save hatcheries the costs of special filtration needed for water from the Bay.

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Fellowships & Internships

2021 Graduate Research Fellows announced

Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce a cohort of eight graduate research fellows. These graduate students are addressing coastal resource issues, in collaboration with their academic and professional mentors, through research that can be applied for the benefit of Virginia’s coastal stakeholders.

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Fellowships & Internships

Virginia’s historic clam industry gains new genetic insights

Virginia’s historic clam industry gains new genetic insights Virginia’s hard clams were worth nearly $39 million dollars when they went to market in 2018. Virginia leads the nation in hard clam production — it’s the “bread and butter” of Virginia’s shellfish aquaculture. Even so, there’s still a lot left to learn about the underlying factors

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Knauss Fellow Pamela Braff
Fellowships & Internships

Behind every good leader, there’s a…Knauss Fellow?

Within a week, Pamela Braff went from a risk management meeting and snorkeling on a coastal reserve in Hawai’i to working from home in her D.C. apartment, all in support of senior leadership at NOAA’s National Ocean Service as a Knauss Coastal & Marine Policy Fellow.

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