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U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visits the UGA Oyster Hatchery

Congressman Buddy Carter toured the oyster hatchery at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and met with a shellfish grower who is working with UGA to grow single oysters in an effort to diversify the coastal economy. Carter, along… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant impacts and accomplishments

The Georgia Sea Grant College Program is a unique partnership that unites the resources of the federal government, the state of Georgia and universities across the state to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit the economy, environment and… Full story

Hatching a Solution

Two teams of engineering students are working with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to design equipment that could help future oyster farmers work more efficiently and increase production. The eight students, representing agricultural, biological and mechanical engineering, traveled… Full story

National award will allow more students to experience the Georgia coast

A $50,000 Hollings Award from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will pay for 850 fourth graders from Liberty and McIntosh counties to experience Georgia’s coastal environment and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary during field trips to the UGA Marine Education… Full story

Ocean to Table program draws in shellfish consumers

A new series of workshops aims to increase popularity and interest in local foods and sustainable seafood in Georgia. UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is partnering with UGA Cooperative Extension Program in Chatham County to offer the Ocean… Full story

Sea Grant announces 2017 National Aquaculture Initiative

Sea Grant welcomes proposals for two competitive opportunities to advance aquaculture research, address barriers to aquaculture, and expand aquaculture production. Up to $15 million is expected to be available over several years to support projects in the two competitions. Interested… Full story

UGA scholar selected for Knauss Fellowship

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia alumna Shiyu (Rachel) Wang has been awarded the John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellowship for 2017. Sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, the year-long fellowship matches current and recent graduate students with… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant help coastal communities lower flood insurance rates

When Hurricane Matthew hit the Georgia coast last year, it left 18 inches of standing water in the garage of Deb Baber’s Tybee Island home. And it reaffirmed the decision she made two years ago to elevate her house, protecting… Full story

Georgia Sea Grant researcher wins best student presentation award

Georgia Sea Grant-funded researcher and Odum School of Ecology doctoral student Daniel Harris received the Sea Grant Award for Best Student Presentation at the joint meeting of The Coastal Society and Restore America’s Estuaries held in New Orleans in December. The… Full story

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant honored by coastal preservation group

University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant programs and people were recognized at the first awards presentation by 100 Miles, a nonprofit organization working to protect and preserve the Georgia coast. John “Crawfish” Crawford, an educator and boat… Full story

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