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UGA seafood pitch competition aims to boost coastal economy

October 20, 2021

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is looking for innovative ideas to help individuals and businesses in the seafood industry recover from economic disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. “What’s the Hook?” is a seafood pitch competition, funded by… Full story

UGA to lead alliance promoting health equity and resilience in the Southeast U.S. and Caribbean islands

October 7, 2021

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded funding to Sea Grant programs and universities in the Southeast U.S. and Caribbean regions to study climate inequities in coastal communities. “The Southeast and Caribbean Climate Alliance will work with communities in… Full story

Seven students selected for Sea Grant Research Trainee program at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant

August 26, 2021

Seven students from universities across Georgia have been selected to participate in the year-long Georgia Sea Grant Research Trainee program. The students will work with faculty and professional mentors to conduct marine research and gain new professional skills. Research conducted… Full story

UGA graduate students selected as Knauss finalists

July 27, 2021

Two graduate students from the University of Georgia have been selected as finalists for the 2022 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program. The finalists will spend one year in Washington, D.C. in… 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

Donations to the UGA Shellfish Research Lab upgrade the facility and allow for expanded operations

June 25, 2021

The UGA Shellfish Research Lab can increase oyster production, as well as produce more algae to feed the baby oysters, thanks to new water tanks and a concrete pad to hold the tanks donated to Marine Extension and Georgia Sea… Full story

UGA helps shape the future of seafood safety

May 13, 2021

Seafood specials at the Nam Dae Mun Farmers Market in metro Atlanta can include Caribbean red snapper, crawfish or golden pomfret, a popular southeast Asian fish with soft white flesh. With eight stores and hundreds of employees, it’s important that… Full story

Community science supports environmental research

April 7, 2021

You don’t have to be a professional scientist with an advanced degree to make a meaningful contribution to scientific research. That is one conclusion of a recent paper by Dodie Sanders, an educator at the University of Georgia Marine Extension… Full story

UGA naturalist retires but legacy will continue on through endowed fellowship

December 11, 2020

For 30 years, John “Crawfish” Crawford has regaled campers and school children on field trips to the UGA Aquarium, guiding them on nature walks through the salt marsh and introducing them to the many creatures that call coastal Georgia home…. Full story

UGA partners with Okefenokee swamp to conserve and protect native alligators

August 31, 2020

A partnership between University of Georgia researchers and the Okefenokee Swamp Park focuses on conservation and education efforts needed to maintain the swamp’s native alligator population, which is vital to the economic vitality of the region. On Aug. 27, UGA’s… Full story

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