fisheries

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

Federal funding supports oyster farming in Delaware's Inland Bays

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) joined local and state officials, representatives from the University of Delaware and the Center for the Inland Bays to announce two federal grants to support the development of oyster farming in Delaware’s Inland...Read more

Sea Grant Focus Area: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

 

Research and outreach that catalyze new product innovations to keep the domestic seafood industry financially competitive and environmentally responsible. Development of protocols and training for innovative food safety procedures that reduce risk and enhance consumer knowledge about...Read more

Is Tulane virus a suitable viral surrogate to study cooking impacts on human noroviruses contaminated oysters? (SFA-1)

Investigators: Changqing Wu, Haiqiang Chen, and Doris Hicks — University of Delaware

Norovirus infections are estimated to cause at least 19 million cases of...Read more

Sustaining Delaware Marine Fisheries Seminar

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 8:30am

The purpose of the half day seminar is to provide an overview and economic importance of Delaware’s marine fisheries and discuss issues, opportunities, and challenges facing our marine fisheries sector economy. The workshop is targeted to coastal community and state leaders, commercial watermen...Read more

Saving the Horseshoe Crab: Designing a More Sustainable Bait for Regional Eel and Conch Fisheries

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 are in place to protect the Delaware Bay’s horseshoe crab population and the threatened migratory...Read more

Saving the Horseshoe Crab: Designing a More Sustainable Bait for Regional Eel and Conch Fisheries

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 are in place to protect the Delaware Bay’s horseshoe crab population and the threatened migratory shorebirds that depend on their eggs as a food source. A new alternative bait was developed by Delaware Sea Grant and many partners to help reduce the number of horseshoe crabs harvested from Delaware Bay.Read more

John Ewart, Aquaculture Specialist

E-mail: ewart@udel.edu
Phone: 302-645-4060

Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958-1298

Education

M.S., Marine Studies, University...Read more