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.

Fellow monitors water quality for brook trout swimming upstream

Fellow monitors water quality for brook trout swimming upstream

More than 600 streams in Virginia serve as pathways for brook trout, which navigate these streams to get to spawning grounds.

Herding ‘cats’

Herding ‘cats’

New fishing gear offers potential solution for the Bay’s blue catfish surge

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Coastal & Ocean Literacy

National Ocean Sciences Bowl adapts to
first-ever virtual competition

With some adjustments and flexibility, 19 teams who won regional ocean science competitions were able to participate in the 23rd National Ocean Sciences Bowl. This year’s competition featured biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and policy questions related to the theme of “understanding human, economic, and environmental resiliency in the Gulf of Mexico.”

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Coastal Communities

Knauss fellow applies policy to protect marine sanctuaries

Sophie Godfrey-McKee supported the Monterey Bay and Channel Island National Marine Sanctuaries during her 2019 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. As part of the policy and planning division, Godfrey-McKee contributed to biological evaluations and consultation letters that outlined the environmental impacts of research and day-to-day management for the seafloor.

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Coastal & Ocean Literacy

Aquaculture, aquariums, and seafood safety at VSAREC

VSAREC staff provides technical support and scientific guidance to the seafood and aquaculture industries, both in Virginia and throughout the U.S. through food safety training, support for food processors, and internship programs that train future leaders in cutting-edge aquaculture.

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Director's Blog

A message to the VASG community about COVID-19

We are all practicing fluid, flexible thinking in response to the rapidly changing situation – that same idea that we advance in the professional development training for our fellows, that we need to learn how to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

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