marine policy

March 29, 2013

Working Waterfronts Toolkit Helps Local Communities Share Solutions

The National Working Waterfronts Network (NWWN) website has been expanded to include case studies, a searchable financing database, economic analysis, law and policy tools, and a historical overview of waterfront trends, all designed to help communities across the U.S. share problems and solutions for managing and improving their local waterfront infrastructure.
March 22, 2013

Congressman Frank R. Wolf Recognized for Commitment to Coasts

Congressman Frank R. Wolf of Virginia’s 10th district received a Special Recognition Award for his exemplary support of the National Sea Grant College Program.
March 19, 2013
Dale Manty

Spring 2013: Sustainability and Water Research at the EPA

Over the course of more than 30 years of experience at the EPA, Dr. Dale Manty has contributed to the agency’s development of many important policies on land and water management. He headed the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research Centers Program for 12 years and currently works with EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Research program and coordinates the Office of Research and Development’s extramural green building and infrastructure research and development efforts. Manty holds a doctorate in Natural Resource Management from Ohio State University.
February 11, 2013

Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic Partners with Virginia Sea Grant

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July 9, 2012
Atlantic City already generates wind energy on land. ©Aneese/VASG

Winds of Change: An essay on pioneering offshore wind in NJ

Atlantic City already generates some wind energy on land, but a fishermen-led effort may bring a wind farm three miles off the coast, as well.
July 6, 2012
University of Deleware's wind turbine (Lewes, DE). ©Janet Krenn/VASG

University’s Wind Turbine Powers More than Buildings

University of Deleware's wind turbine brings education and research opportunities, while powering Lewes campus and surrounding community.
May 4, 2012
Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley conducts network analysis to help better manage fisheries. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Virginia Sea Grant Director Appointed to National Research Council Committee

This March, Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley was appointed to a national committee that will evaluate the effectiveness of fisheries management and present findings in a document to Congress.
April 3, 2012
Fish tagger training

Welcoming a New ‘Class’ of Volunteer Taggers

The Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program (VGFTP) trained 16 new volunteer taggers on Tuesday March 27 at VIMS. The new “class” of volunteers came from as close as Gloucester and as far away as the Elizabeth City, N.C.
November 29, 2011

Playing Through Decisions that Affect the Bay

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October 25, 2011

Summer Policy Intern Mapped Regulatory Networks in VA

Devi Glick, Virginia Sea Grant 2011 summer policy intern, first became interested in marine policy in high school, when she volunteered with a local baykeeper organization that did water quality monitoring.
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.
June 1, 2011
"Catch shares" is a type of fisheries management strategy, about which Sea Grant agents are learning. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Sea Grant Programs Stay Ahead of Emerging Issue – Catch Shares

Depending on where you are in the U.S., catch shares are either known as an effective tool for managing fisheries or a dirty word. As a management tool, catch shares are intended to hold fishermen accountable for meeting a conservation target, while providing greater flexibility to fish when weather and marketing conditions are best. Yet the success of catch shares may largely depend on implementation.
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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