Join beach cleanups this Saturday during International Coastal Cleanup

  This Saturday, Sept. 21, is the 34th annual International Coastal Cleanup, an effort by coastal communities to remove trash from their beaches and coastal areas. Created and run by The Ocean Conservancy, a national nonprofit, the program relies on local partners to orchestrate and run the cleanups. To date, more than 1 million volunteers…

Algal bloom (reddish-brown algae next to blue water)

Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Host HABs State of the Science Symposium

  In recent years, harmful algal blooms, or HABs, have wreaked havoc in Florida’s inland and coastal waters. Blooms, which are an overabundance of algae, can create toxins that harm aquatic life and cause health problems in humans and pets. When the blooms die, their decomposition lowers oxygen levels in the water further impacting fish…

Karl Havens in a blue shirt using a camera

Introducing the Karl Havens Excellence Fund

Florida Sea Grant is working to establish a sustained student-focused research program on water quality in memoriam of the program’s recently passed director, Dr. Karl Havens. The “Karl Havens Excellence Fund” will support students and research at Florida Sea Grant affiliated institutions in the areas of limnology, coastal and estuarine water quality, and harmful algal…

Understanding Financial Assistance Programs for Shellfish Growers: USDA Farm Service Agency SBA Small Business Development Center

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is responsible for the delivery of federal farm programs to help producers manage risks and recover from disasters. The Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program, or NAP, provides financial assistance to growers of non-insurable crops to protect them against natural disasters that result in crop losses. Learn…