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November 20, 2013

Collaborative Fisheries Research Helps Industry and Sea Turtles

Through collaborative fisheries research, scientists and industry have been able to eliminate the accidental catch of sea turtles in shrimp fisheries from French Guiana to Gabon. In 2014, Tony Nalovic and Troy Hartley are hoping to promote similar initiatives throughout the world.
August 10, 2012

Researching the Path to Long-Term Success in VA’s Coastal Bays

University of Virginia graduate student and Virginia Sea Grant Fellow Alia Al-Haj researches how environmental change will affect seagrass restoration efforts.
June 29, 2012
Melissa Keywood. ©Lou Ann Gaskell

UVA Graduate Wins Coastal and Ocean Management Award

Melissa Keywood has received a 2012 Walter B. Jones Award for Excellence in Coastal and Ocean Management. Keywood recently finished her master’s in Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia (UVA).
June 20, 2012
William Boll

Life as an Intern Mapping Underwater Canyons

ODU student William Boll shares his experience as an intern aboard the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer on an expedition to survey and map deep-sea canyons off the Northeast coast of the United States.
June 12, 2012
Atlantic moonfish (Selene setapinnis) with their stomachs dissected for VASG Graduate Research Fellow Mark Stratton’s research on East Coast fish communities. ©Margaret Pizer/VASG

VASG Welcomes 2012 Graduate Research Fellows

Virginia Sea Grant has awarded two-year Graduate Research Fellowships to five students at Virginia institutions. The fellowship supports Ph.D. students engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to Virginia and the VASG strategic plan. The program emphasizes communication skills, and fellows work with outreach or end-user mentors t
April 10, 2012

Trawling for a Better Way to Assess Fish Health

On a warm morning last August, Ryan Schloesser and his labmate, student Lauren Nys, trawled off Oyster, VA. After a summer filled with collecting fish, they worked with experienced ease, throwing around jokes as smoothly as they tossed their nets behind the boat. What they pull up in their nets should help fisheries managers better predict the size of fish populations.
July 8, 2011
Invasive species, like the Asian carp, can displace native plants and animals and jeopardize the economy, environment, or human health. ©Fish & Wildlife Service

Life as a Knauss Fellow with Fish & Wildlife Service

As a Knauss Sea Grant Fellow with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Branch of Aquatic Invasive Species, I have been engaged in debates over possible invasive species management strategies. Rarely does a “simple” policy issue pass over my desk.
May 26, 2011
U.S. Naval Observatory entrance.

Life as Knauss Fellow in the Office of the Navy’s Oceanographer

Working in the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, Knauss Fellow Abigail Graefe works within these gates (and beyond the Secret Service detail) that protect the official residence of the Vice President. In addition to brushing elbows with important people, Graefe is participating in the formation of the National Ocean Policy.

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