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From Discovery to Market 2

Virginia Tech’s Zhiyou Wen is looking for a way to capitalize on a chance connection between the biodiesel industry and the demand for omega-3 fatty acids. Algae that grow on waste glycerol from biofuel production can turn that byproduct into omega-3s for use in a variety of foods and nutritional products.

Marketer, Educator, Processor …and waterman 6

One Virginia fishing family is taking on all of these roles and more to sell their catch directly to consumers at farmers’ markets. They are also spreading the word to other watermen about the increased profits that can be gained by this strategy.

No Discharge Zones 11

A new state law supports the designation of No Discharge Zones in all Virginia tidal creeks. What does this change mean for Virginia boaters?

News from the Point 14

The latest news from Virginia Sea Grant, including our latest requests for proposals and new internship and fellowship opportunities; profiles of our three newest graduate fellows; reports from the Virginia Aquaculture Conference, Chefs’ Seafood Symposium, and out first annual Project Participants’ Symposium; and information about a new partnership between the Virginia Clean Marina Program and Elizabeth River Project.

Publication Date

Winter 1-1-2010

Disciplines

Aquaculture and Fisheries

Marine Resource Bulletin Vol. 42, No. 1

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