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From Deadliest Catch to Sustainable Catch 2
Can the deep-sea red crab go from "generic crabmeat" to certified sustainable delicacy?
Captain Jon Williams thinks so, and he's enlisted the help of Virginia Sea Grant extension agents for research into methods of keeping the crabs alive onshore, as well as cooking, packaging, and marketing them.
Teachers Navigate the Web 6
This summer, the Web site that is teachers' preferred source for reliable marine science resources got a facelift. Virginia Sea Grant educators developed the Bridge a decade ago, and the site remains strong in the age of Google.
Teaming Up: Scientists Join Forces for Regional Fisheries Research 10
The movements of tiny fish larvae could hold the key to understanding the dynamics of fisheries in the Delaware and Chesapeake bays. A group of Sea Grant researchers from Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware are studying the oceanographic and biological forces that control when and how larval Fish enter our estuaries.
Fish Stories By Mail 14
Citizen-scientists are helping Sea Grant and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission track game fish movements in the Commonwealth and beyond. The results of their efforts for the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program include better Fisheries management and more empowered fishermen.
Tools of the Trade 17
Despite tough economic times, one group of graduates is fin ding plenty of opportunity in the boating industry of coastal Virginia. The marine trades training programsat Rappahannock Community College are turning out a new workforce that is in great demand.
News from the Point 19
The latest news from Virginia Sea Grant, including scallop surveys, cobia tagging, the Chef's Seafood Symposium, and an interview with our new director, Troy Hartley.
Aquaculture and Fisheries
Virginia Sea Grant and Virginia Institute of Marine Science, "Marine Resource Bulletin Vol. 40, No. 1" (2008). Virginia Marine Resource Bulletin. 89.