Sea Grant Focus Area: Safe and Sustainable Seafood Supply
This focus area employs research and outreach that catalyze new product innovations to keep the domestic seafood industry financially competitive and environmentally responsible. It supports the development of protocols and training for innovative food safety procedures that reduce risk and enhance consumer knowledge about seafood. Specific areas of interest to Delaware Sea Grant include:
- Research, development, and transfer of new technologies to enhance the competitiveness and environmental sustainability of the domestic seafood industry.
- Applied research to facilitate the development of new products and innovative educational approaches to increase seafood availability and consumption by the general public.
- Development of partnerships that enhance training within the industry related to seafood safety best practices.
- Work with partners to develop educational programs that inform consumers about the benefits of seafood consumption, safe seafood handling practices, and the importance of sustainable harvesting practices to the health of the domestic fisheries.
- Conduct of outreach activities to support a viable, sustainable domestic aquaculture industry.
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Population structure of White Perch in the Delaware Bay Estuary: biological and management boundaries for contaminants monitoring and consumption advisories (R/SSSS-1)
Investigator: Patrick M. Gaffney—University of Delaware White perch are used to monitor contaminant levels in the Delaware River downstream from Trenton, N.J., and to set...More
For years, commercial eel and whelk fishers have dealt with a dilemma: They know the best bait to attract eel and whelk, locally known as conch, is a female horseshoe crab. However, harvest limits...More