#WhySeaGrant - Would you pay more for local oysters?

Oyster production in the Delaware Bay has decreased by about 90% compared to historic population levels due to disease and overfishing. The loss hurts local businesses, oyster famers and even...Read more

Shellfish Aquaculture 101 – What you need to know to get started

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:30pm

This program will provide an overview of the different facets of shellfish aquaculture along with important information resources.

Topics include:

  • Biology & Ecology of the American Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) and Hard Clam (Mercenaria mercenaria)
  • Site Selection
  • ...Read more

Navigating the Inland Bays bottom lease application process

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 6:30pm

This program will focus on Inland Bays shellfish regulations, leases, and the application process. Ms. Zina Hense from the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife will be in attendance to discuss the different aspects of the leasing program and answer your questions.

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Delaware Sea Grant’s Annual Report Informs Community About Latest Efforts

Science fuels innovation, and innovation fuels the economy. Recognizing this fundamental connection, Delaware Sea Grant (DESG) has promoted the wise use, conservation and management of coastal and ocean resources since 1976 by supporting scientific research with real-world benefits. DESG uses...Read more

2017 Annual Report | Volume 36

Mohsen BadieyI am pleased to share with you Delaware Sea Grant’s annual report, which highlights the ways the...Read more

Mini-Grant: Preliminary assessment of new technology for oyster purification

Investigator: Dennis McIntosh — Delaware State University

Mini-Grant start date: September 1, 2016

To improve seafood safety, post-harvest processing of shellfish is becoming the industry standard. A mini-grant has been awarded to researchers at Delaware State University to test...Read more

2016 Delaware Sea Grant Annual Report

The Delaware Sea Grant College Program’s 2016 edition of the Reporter newsletter highlights the many ways that Sea Grant scientists are serving the Delaware coast.  Published annually, Reporter encourages readers to become informed, get involved and stay connected through the...Read more

Annual report highlights Delaware Sea Grant’s 40th anniversary

In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Sea Grant College and Program Act into law, establishing the Sea Grant program and signaling an era of increased interest in the ocean as an important national priority. Now, 50 years later, 33 Sea Grant programs across the U.S. “put science...Read more

2016 Annual Report | Volume 35

Welcome to the Delaware Sea Grant (DESG) annual report for FY ’16. Let’s begin with a little history. In 1966 the...Read more

Freshwater Mussels: What are they and how can we help them?

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 9:00am

Location: Abbott's Mill Nature Center, Milford, DE

Audience: Concerned citizens, including classroom teachers and informal educators

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