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Saltwater Science Speaker Series: Boat Stories

June 29, 2023

Commercial fishing has deep cultural ties to the Georgia coast, particularly the shrimping industry, which is the state’s largest and most economically valuable fishery. Shrimping has played an integral role in shaping the identities of the commercial fishermen who have… Full story

UGA partners on state’s first commercial fishing career pathway, a workforce development program for high school students at the coast

July 12, 2021

Herbert McIver, better known as Truck, grew up working on the water alongside his father who was a commercial shrimper out of McIntosh County, Georgia. McIver, now a marine resources specialist at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, spent… Full story

UGA partners with fishing industry to expand market while protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale

February 15, 2021

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is working with commercial fishermen to test advanced gear that could expand their catch while protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale. The ropeless fishing gear would allow boats easier access to black… Full story

Connecting Georgia seafood producers to consumers during the coronavirus pandemic

May 8, 2020

As farmers and food distributers struggle to get their products into the hands of consumers, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has teamed up with UGA Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to generate business for the… Full story

Marine resource specialist Marty Higgins retires after more than three decades in public service

September 22, 2018

For 33 years, Marine Resource Specialist Marty Higgins has assisted in the research and development of fisheries gear and advised conservation research while serving as the first mate of the R/V Georgia Bulldog. His work has helped conserve coastal resources… Full story

New project will investigate the impacts of recreational crabbing in Georgia

April 26, 2018

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources awarded Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant a Coastal Incentive Grant to study recreational crabbing in Georgia. As part of the project, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will partner with UGA Carl Vinson… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant seeks fisheries extension specialist

February 13, 2018

The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant program seeks a Fisheries Extension Specialist with a broad interest in socioeconomic aspects of commercial and recreational fisheries. This is a full time, benefits eligible, non-tenured Public Service Faculty track… Full story

New film tells the story of Georgia’s fishing industry

February 5, 2018

The rich cultural history of Georgia’s commercial fishing industry is the focus of the film “Shifting Baselines,” produced by Blue Voyage Productions in collaboration with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. The film features interviews with the men and… Full story

For 35 years, boat captain Lindsey Parker has been a resource for Georgia fishermen

September 26, 2016

Captain Lindsey Parker has served UGA as a marine resource specialist, a fisheries extension agent, and captain of the University’s research vessel, the R/V Georgia Bulldog for 35 years. His strong relationships with commercial fisherman and researchers helped to establish… Full story

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