covid-19 resources


Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is working to provide pertinent and timely information and resources to stakeholders to address challenges related to COVID-19. It is our hope that this page will serve as a valuable resource during this time.

COVID-19 resources for the seafood industry

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant fisheries specialists are available to answer questions from the seafood industry about seafood safety, regulations and coronavirus resources available to seafood professionals in Georgia. Contact Bryan Fluech at fluech@uga.edu for more information.

  • clamsUGA Extension is collaborating with Georgia Grown to connect agricultural and seafood producers with consumers looking for fresh, Georgia-grown products through the Ag Products Connection program. Businesses can sign up to have their companies promoted through the online platform, which lists local businesses by county.
  • Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s seafood directory lists seafood retailers and wholesalers selling local seafood products. Add your business to the directory here. 
  • The National Sea Grant College Program is compiling seafood resources from Sea Grant programs across the country. Visit this page to learn more.
  • NOAA Fisheries is providing coronavirus updates on seafood safety, fishery closures and changes to regulations as well as information about the $300 million allocated allocated to fisheries assistance as part of the CARES Act. 
  • The National Sea Grant Law Center is providing a comprehensive list of resources under the CARES Act, including information about assistance available to the fishing industry and aquaculture businesses.
  • The Georgia Department of Natural Resources-Coastal Resources Division has online resources available to commercial and recreational fishermen as well as permitting information for homeowners, research permitting information for researchers and more.

Education at home resources

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant educators are developing online resources and transitioning in-person public programs to virtual platforms this summer. For questions about educational resources, contact Anne Lindsay at lindsaya@uga.edu.

  • education imageParents, students and teachers are invited to explore marine science topics at home or in the classroom on our educational resources webpage. 
  • Register for virtual events by following Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s event calendar. 
  • The National Sea Grant College Program has compiled educational resources from across the Sea Grant network here.

Information for the tourism industry and small businesses

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  • UGA’s small business development center hosted a series of webinars about SBA emergency loans for small business in Georgia. More information is available here.
  • Find useful information regarding travel and tourism in Georgia during this time on the Explore Georgia COVID-19 webpage. 
  • Information about Hunting Licenses, Fishing Licenses, and State Parks during the COVID-19 outbreak is available through Georgia.gov. 

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