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New Fishing Gear May Improve Survival after Catch-and-Release

New Fishing Gear May Improve Survival after Catch-and-Release

With funding from NOAA, Virginia Sea Grant extension partnered with industry and other Sea Grant programs to develop and test new fishing gear to bring released fish below the surface and improve survival.

Catch, Release, Survive: New Study is Like Coming 'Full Circle' with Black Sea Bass

Catch, Release, Survive: New Study is Like Coming ‘Full Circle’ with Black Sea Bass

Bob Fisher has spent years working with industry to improve the survival of young black sea bass that accidentally get caught. Today, he is working on the same problem, but this time with recreational anglers.

Good News for Chesapeake Bay Seagrass Facing Climate Change?

Good News for Chesapeake Bay Seagrass Facing Climate Change?

This summer, Virginia Sea Grant-funded researchers reported a surprising finding about climate change and seagrass in Chesapeake Bay.

Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum Helps ‘Green Infrastructure’ Team Secure $4.6M Grant

Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum Helps ‘Green Infrastructure’ Team Secure $4.6M Grant

According to a recent survey of Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum attendees, 83% say they have made and followed up on new professional connections they made at the Forum.

Virginia’s First NOAA Coastal Management Fellow: Julie Sepanik

Virginia’s First NOAA Coastal Management Fellow: Julie Sepanik

Sepanik will be working with Oregon Coastal Management Program starting this fall.

Forum 9 (July 24, 2015): Getting the Word Out on Flooding

Forum 9 (July 24, 2015): Getting the Word Out on Flooding

At the Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum on July 27, experts gathered to discuss ways to communicate frequent flooding events and flooding risk to citizens of Hampton Roads.

New Initiative Helps Saltwater Aquarium Industry ‘Go Green’

New Initiative Helps Saltwater Aquarium Industry ‘Go Green’

Adding new fish to your saltwater aquarium may be getting more sustainable, thanks to researchers at the VSAREC.

Tracking Fish Mortality with a New Model and Historic Data

Tracking Fish Mortality with a New Model and Historic Data

When Todd Gedamke was a graduate student at VIMS, he and his advisor John Hoenig developed a new model to track fish mortality. Now, Hoenig and his current student are extending the model to include additional types of data.

Fellowship Awarded to VA Student Studying Behavior of Bluefin Tuna Anglers

Fellowship Awarded to VA Student Studying Behavior of Bluefin Tuna Anglers

This summer, Virginia Institute of Marine Science student Willy Goldsmith will address the issue of rebuilding the population of Atlantic bluefin tuna by examining the motivations and values of the anglers targeting the species.

VA Student Studies How Fish Length Relates to Survival in Newly Awarded Fellowship

VA Student Studies How Fish Length Relates to Survival in Newly Awarded Fellowship

To find out how fish length might be better used in fisheries management, Quang Huynh will begin a Sea Grant-National Marine Fisheries Service Population and Ecosystems Dynamics Fellowship in August.

VA Student Awarded Fellowship to Study Populations of Long-Distance Migrating Fish

VA Student Awarded Fellowship to Study Populations of Long-Distance Migrating Fish

Nothing in life is certain, but Lisa Ailloud says in stock assessment, uncertainty poses problems. To help develop more certainty, Ailloud will investigate the issues scientists face in trying to conduct stock assessments for long-distance migrating fish.

Katharine Sucher

Staff Writer Covers Oyster Research

Katharine joined Virginia Sea Grant this June as a Staff Writer, focusing on a very relevant topic to Virginia: the history of oysters.

Dutch Insights for Virginia Coasts

Dutch Insights for Virginia Coasts

In June 2015, Dutch experts in coastal water management and flood control offered practical insights for Virginia communities in five days of workshops at Norfolk’s Slover Library.

Announcing Virginia's 2016 Class of Knauss Fellows

Announcing Virginia’s 2016 Class of Knauss Fellows

The Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program places qualified graduate students with host offices in legislative or executive branches of government for a one-year, paid fellowship in the Washington, DC area.

VT Researcher Studies Water Quality at Virginia Oyster Hatcheries

VT Researcher Studies Water Quality at Virginia Oyster Hatcheries

With support from Virginia Sea Grant, David Kuhn is documenting water chemistry and quality at six Virginia oyster hatcheries to see how it relates to larvae production.

VASG Welcomes 2015 Summer Interns

VASG Welcomes 2015 Summer Interns

This summer Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to welcome four Virginia students in the roles of communications research intern, office aide, science writing intern, and student correspondent.

Forum 8 (May 22, 2015): Megaproject Pros, Cons

Forum 8 (May 22, 2015): Megaproject Pros, Cons

On May 22, the Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum discussed hypothetical megaprojects that could be engineered to protect Virginia’s coasts from floods and storms.

Fellow Looks at Oyster Genes and Survival

Fellow Looks at Oyster Genes and Survival

Joseph Matt will examine whether there is a relationship between oyster brood stock origin and triploid mortality, which could help commercial growers make more informed decisions about the oysters they plant.

Fellow to Study Young Eel, Croaker, Menhaden

Fellow to Study Young Eel, Croaker, Menhaden

Cindy Marin Martinez’s research will focus on three important species in the Chesapeake Bay: Atlantic croaker, American eel, and Atlantic menhaden. She hopes to determine whether the population of larval fishes in the York River is a good proxy for the amount of larval fishes moving into the Bay.

Fellow Researches Nutrients in Coastal Virginia Wetlands

Fellow Researches Nutrients in Coastal Virginia Wetlands

Joseph Morina will research the nutrient cycling of wetlands and the effects this has on downstream coastal ecosystems. He will also study the response of these systems to increasing sea levels, saltwater intrusion, and other effects of climate change.

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