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.
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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.
This summer, Virginia Sea Grant-funded researchers reported a surprising finding about climate change and seagrass in Chesapeake Bay.
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.
Sepanik will be working with Oregon Coastal Management Program starting this fall.
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.
Adding new fish to your saltwater aquarium may be getting more sustainable, thanks to researchers at the VSAREC.
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.
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.
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.
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 joined Virginia Sea Grant this June as a Staff Writer, focusing on a very relevant topic to Virginia: the history of oysters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On May 22, the Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum discussed hypothetical megaprojects that could be engineered to protect Virginia’s coasts from floods and storms.
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.
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.
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.