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 seafood. Specific areas of interest to Delaware Sea Grant include:
- Working to establish a safe, secure, and sustainable supply of seafood to meet public demand.
- Working to inform consumers about the health benefits of seafood consumption and teach them how to evaluate the safety and sustainability of the seafood they buy.
The broad outcomes of Delaware Sea Grant efforts in this focus area are to ensure contributions to innovative technologies around seafood handling and to enhance consumer knowledge about safe and sustainable seafood.
Details of the research projects funded by Delaware Sea Grant for the 2016-2018 period are listed below. For additional information, please also see our latest annual report.
Visit our research project archive to see previously funded projects.
Deciphering the role of commensal microbial communities in the health and fitness of the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica
Investigators: Shawn W. Polson, K. Eric Wommack, and Patrick Gaffney—University of Delaware
The eastern or American oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is an economically and...More
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...More
- Oyster production in the Delaware Bay has decreased by about 90% compared to historic...More