VASG Selected to Host Aquaculture Information Exchange
Virginia Sea Grant has been selected to develop and host an online aquaculture community platform in partnership with NOAA and the USDA.
Clean Marina Program keeps boat fuel “burps” out of the Bay
As air bubbles escape during refueling, they push small amounts of fuel back out of the fuel tank and onto the boat — or into the water.
2023 Knauss Finalists Announced
Four Virginia students have been chosen as finalists for Sea Grant’s prestigious 2023 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program.
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What accounts for the success of certain oyster reefs in Virginia’s seaside bays?
Fish passages can take many forms — anything from small metal tubes, to square or round cement passages, or even wider areas underneath a bridge.
The survey is the first to evaluate public preference about combining offshore wind and aquaculture in Virginia.
Armed only with a phone, visitors can use our tool to document coastal changes with repeat photography.
The conference, held Jan. 7-8 in Newport News, featured resources, updates, and networking opportunities for about 140 attendees.
Sea Grant-funded research explores how the American lobster will respond to a changing climate.
When Ben Nettleton watched Governor Ralph Northam sign an executive order in 2018 to increase Virginia’s resilience to storms and flooding, he had no idea he’d later be working on Virginia’s first comprehensive coastal resilience master plan.
Developing the right blend of microbes that is most helpful for plants can take a lot of time and effort. Now, the team is adding a new, natural source of beneficial bacteria: the microbiome from fish aquaculture.
Throughout Virginia, many coastal cities and counties have started projects already to boost local resilience, from zoning to erosion control. But completing an inventory of statewide coastal resilience — and organizing regional needs and priorities — was a tall task.
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.
A new design proposed for Cedar Island would stabilize the southern 2 miles of the 10-mile island by creating about 200 acres of marsh behind the barrier island.
Lydia Bienlien, the 2021 Coastal Adaptation and Protection Fellow, will help with the master plan during her yearlong fellowship.
A new model can accurately predict the peak storm surge — the high water from a hurricane — for the Chesapeake Bay region in a matter of minutes. Jun-Whan Lee developed this model during his Graduate Research Fellowship.
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.
Since shark migration and limited surveys make data conflicts unavoidable, Peterson tested a new method to reconcile these conflicts as part of her NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship and Ph.D. research at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
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
Gustafson created a continuous monitoring program for 37 streams throughout Virginia as part of her fellowship with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Many of these streams are considered too hot, or “temperature impaired,” by DEQ standards.
NMFS and Sea Grant have announced the 2021 cohort of their Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics.