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Clinic Reviews How New FEMA Maps Will Change VA Flood Policies

Clinic Reviews How New FEMA Maps Will Change VA Flood Policies

By Julia Robins, Virginia Sea Grant Student Correspondent New floodplain maps could change the way Virginia’s localities handle flooding risk and flood insurance. Virginia Sea Grant-sponsored Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic (VCPC) at The College of William and Mary Law School is helping localities get ready. The updated maps are part of the National Flood Insurance […]

Joy Stayley. ©VASg

Spring Interns Cover VASG Events Through Writing, Photography

This spring, Virginia Sea Grant had three undergraduate communication interns who helped cover events and projects.

2013 Shellfish Report

VA Shellfish Aquaculture Worth $45M in 2013, Up 24% from 2012

According to annual report, Virginia’s shellfish aquaculture industry continues growing, reaching all-time sales and production highs in 2013.

The Asian Shore Crab is a small invasive animal that kicked out small native crabs all along the East Coast in the 1990s. Now it's on the decline. ©Susan Park/VASG/DESG

VASG Staff Ph.D. Research on Invasive Crabs in DE Bay Gains New Perspective

Delaware’s native mud crabs were on the verge of being completely edged out by invasive Asian shore crabs 10 years ago. Today, new research shows that the tables have unexpectedly turned.

Which Fish Is Better? It’s a Matter of Opinion

Which Fish Is Better? It’s a Matter of Opinion

Virginia Sea Grant research into the minds of consumers reveals to opinions about quality of aquaculture and wild-caught seafood.

Jie (Jessica) Hou.

Law Students Compare Fisheries to Local Government

Externs compared fisheries management plans with local land use ordinances to see to what extent fisheries policy and local government align.

Science for the People: Fellows Present Research to Non-scientists

Science for the People: Fellows Present Research to Non-scientists

Virginia Sea Grant’s 2012 Graduate Research Fellows presented at the 2014 Virginia Sea Grant Project Participants’ Symposium. Unlike other talks they give about their research, we challenged them to tailor their talk for a general audience.

Photos from 2014 Blue Crab Bowl

Photos from 2014 Blue Crab Bowl

A team from Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach started strong and then hung on in the finals to win the 17th annual Blue Crab Bowl, a regional competition of the National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB), on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Old Dominion University. This was a record seventh straight year that a […]

Good Eats: Keeping Half-Shell Oysters Safe (Aquaculture Conference Part 3)

Good Eats: Keeping Half-Shell Oysters Safe (Aquaculture Conference Part 3)

A hot topic at the 2013 Virginia Aquaculture Conference this past November was how to maintain the safe consumption of raw oysters and better understand the science that directs industry harvest regulations.

An aqua-farmer plants clam 'seed,' tiny finger-nail sized animals that will be tended to until they grow to market size.

Is Aquaculture Agriculture? (Aquaculture Conference Part 2)

In the end, there are many definitions for aquaculture or agriculture, and none of them are universal.

Virginia Aquaculture Conference (Part 1)

Virginia Aquaculture Conference (Part 1)

Virginia’s bi-annual conference for fish farmers, held in Newport News on November 15 and 16 of last year, drew more than 100 finfish and shellfish growers.

Virginia Sea Grant Fellow Mark Stratton creates a presentation about his research for recreational anglers. ©Bob Baker

Grad Researchers Get Training in Science Communication

Seven former and current Virginia Sea Grant Fellows spent the day at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation on March 10 to work together to improve their science communication skills.

Thiska Pather, 2013 Knauss Fellow.

Knauss Fellow Learns What Happens to Science Outside of Lab

By Sydney MaHan, Virginia Sea Grant Student Correspondent In February, Santhiska (Thiska) Pather completed her Knauss Fellowship working for the Ecological and Health Processes Branch within the Office of Science and Technology, Office of Water at the US-EPA. “I think I achieved one of my goals for this fellowship year—to learn what happens to the […]

Kevin Goff. ©Joy Staley/VASG

New Faces Join Virginia Sea Grant

Kevin Goff, Michelle Covi, and Sabine Rogers will play important parts in ocean literacy, coastal community adaptation, and Virginia Sea Grant events.

More than 140 people attended the Working Waterfronts Workshop at Virginia Institute of Marine Science and more were patched in remotely to the Eastern Shore Community College. ©Joy Staley/VASG

Search for ‘Pioneers’ of Working Waterfronts Begins at Workshop

The February 26, 2014, workshop discussed some of the challenges facing waterfront businesses today.

Annie Murphy records data at Cherrystone Inlet in Virginia. ©Margaret Pizer/VASG

VASG Fellow Looks at Clams Through an International Lens

When Annie Murphy came to Virginia to study nutrients in Chesapeake Bay, she didn’t expect her studies would lead her to Italy.

Storm Destruction Less Random Than You May Think

Storm Destruction Less Random Than You May Think

When a storm hits, households don’t get hit equally. In fact, says Shannon Van Zandt, low-income households usually get hit the hardest.

Virginia’s Graduates Take on Marine Policy

Virginia’s Graduates Take on Marine Policy

On February 1, three Virginia graduate students began their placements in the U.S. government for their 2014 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships.

Aquaculture Research Funding Announcement UPDATED

Aquaculture Research Funding Announcement UPDATED

The Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) for the “NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program 2014″ has been published on grants.gov. NOAA Sea Grant expects to have up to $3,000,000 available for a national competition to fund new FY2014 marine aquaculture research projects.  This is part of the overall plan to support the development of environmentally and […]

VIDEO: VASG Director Shares a Year in Review for 2013

VIDEO: VASG Director Shares a Year in Review for 2013

Director Troy Hartley reflects on 2013 in his annual report at the Virginia Sea Grant Project Participants’ Symposium.

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