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.
March 7, 2012
Taggers show off their plaques at the 2011 Tagger Awards.

2011’s Top Volunteer Fish Taggers Recognized

Volunteers in Virginia’s Game Fish Tagging Program tagged more than 19,000 fish in 2011, and on February 24, volunteer anglers who out-tagged their colleagues in any of 12 categories, including most tagged fish overall, most recaptured fish, and most tagged fish of a single species were recognized for their efforts. First place taggers in each category received a plaque, and runners-up received a tackle bucket with fishing gear provided by the Bass Pro Shop.
January 5, 2012

VIDEO: Burreson’s Contributions to Science, Policy Recognized with 2011 Mathias Medal

On a mid-October evening, Gene Burreson, who colleagues consider “one of maybe two of the most important figures in the field” of fish and shellfish pathology, stood before a room of resource managers, industry members, scientists, and family and humbly stated, “Although this award is only given to one person, science is not done alone. I’ve been lucky that I’ve always hired good people to work with me.”
November 1, 2011

VASG Educator Receives 2011 Non-Traditional Educator Award

Carol Hopper Brill received the 2011 Non-Traditional Educator Award from MAMEA this October.
September 13, 2011

VASG Announces 2011 Mathias Medal Recipient

Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce that Eugene Burreson, VIMS Professor Emeritus, will become the latest recipient of the prestigious Mathias Medal. The Mathias Medal is presented roughly every four-to-six years to a retired scientist who has made significant contributions to science and policy in the Chesapeake Bay.
August 2, 2011
"Kayak" Kevin Whitley holds up a Tautog he tagged as a volunteer with the Virginia Game Fish Tagger Program. ©Kayak Kevin Whitely

Volunteer Tagger First Kayak-Dedicated Angler to Achieve Master

"Kayak" Kevin Whitley recently became the first kayak-dedicated angler to achieve Master Angler status in Virginia. Whitley is also notable for his major contributions to the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program.
June 13, 2011
TOGA Fellowship Endowment was inspired by and in honor of Mike Oesterling and Jackie Partin.

TOGA Honors Long-Time VASG Extension Partner with VIMS Fellowship

Tidewater Oyster Growers Association (TOGA) announced the establishment of a graduate student fellowship endowment at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) on Tuesday. The TOGA Fellowship Endowment is inspired by and in honor of VIMS extension agent Mike Oesterling and TOGA founder and former President Jackie Partin.