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.
With its proximity of the Chesapeake Bay, Williamsburg is an obvious location for a community supported fishery to thrive. To further investigate the potential for a CSF in Williamsburg, an interdisciplinary student and faculty team conducted a feasibility study. This study can be separated into three major sections: market research, organizational design, and supplier research.
The Chefs Seafood Symposium is a Virginia Sea Grant annual event that invites professional, apprentice, and student chefs for a day of learning about seafood and the science behind the products chefs serve.
Christopher Newport University biology professor Jessica Thompson wants to know whether man-planted grassy banks designed to stop shoreline erosion might also play an important ecological role: providing habitat for small fish called mummichog.
A new partnership between Virginia Sea Grant and the College of William and Mary is exploring whether a community-supported fishery is a feasible means to help reverse this trend by promoting greater consumption of locally harvested fish and shellfish.