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

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