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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 creates stormwater management tools to help reduce flooding in coastal communities

September 29, 2021

Fact sheets, checklists and a video created by faculty at the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are helping coastal communities invest in green infrastructure that protect areas from flooding and pollution from stormwater runoff. In the… Full story

Program certifies ecotourism guides at the Georgia coast

August 12, 2021

UGA program provides best practices related to water-based tourism activities Osprey diving for fish, roseate spoonbills foraging in tidal creeks and American oystercatchers tending to their nests on barrier islands are just a few things visitors may see while exploring the… 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 students develop plan to improve infrastructure at Fort Pulaski so that the site can remain open to tourists

June 18, 2021

A trio of UGA engineering students have found a way to maintain the Fort Pulaski National Monument site as a viable destination for park visitors for the foreseeable future. Sea level rise, severe storms and more frequent flooding have made… 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

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