The Blue Revolution

Where will our seafood come from in the future? There has been a truly amazing revolution going on in our lifetime. The past four decades have seen the birth and rapid growth of the world fish farming industry. Currently, almost half (47%) of seafood is produced by farming (also called aquaculture). If the industry continues…

Don Sweat Wins National Wick Award

Don Sweat, the recently retired Florida Sea Grant marine extension agent for a multi-county region on the state’s West Coast, has been awarded the national William Q. Wick Visionary Career Leadership Award in recognition of his career achievements in Sea Grant Extension. Sweat was the first extension agent hired by Florida Sea Grant’s then-fledgling marine…

Marine Biotechnology Additional Resources

Marine Biotechnology: Protecting and Creating New Value from Marine Resources A website of scientific advances, educational resources, contacts and other features of America’s network of Sea Grant programs, organized by the Sea Grant Association. The Oceans and Human Health: Drugs from the Deep A presentation (both PowerPoint and .pdf) by Sea Grant researcher Shirley Pomponi…

Marine Biotechnology Meetings

Florida Marine Biotechnology Summit V November14-15, 2006 Gainesville, FL, USA The Florida Marine Biotechnology Summit V has concluded. We invite you to watch a brief summary of the program. The information posted below will remain for archival purposes. See the slideshow here. This is a biennial event showcasing statewide and national research achievements concerning biotechnology…

Marine Biotechnology Florida Partners

National Sea Grant’s Marinebiotech.org Provides a wealth of information about relevant topics in the field of marine biotechnology, from the discovery and development of new medical treatments using chemicals derived from marine organisms to new technologies for environmental monitoring. BioFlorida Promotes biotechnology and related science in Florida by creating a favorable business and legislative environment;…

Marine Biotechnology Current Programs

Florida Sea Grant is working to enhance both the immediate quality of and the future funding base for research and education in marine biotechnology statewide. To do this it is facilitating a collegial approach by university and non-profit laboratory scientists and educators, and industry colleagues. Ultimately, this will promote job growth, international economic competitiveness and…

Marine Biotechnology Current Research

Although biotechnology is a multi-billion dollar industry with markets projected to grow 15-20% annually over five years, Florida lags far behind other states and countries in this field. About a fourth of the Florida Sea Grant budget for research addresses marine biotechnology. This pool of funding represents the only coherent, coordinated and central source of…

Portland Maine Working Waterways Symposium

PORTLAND, ME – Active waterfronts fuel coastal economies from Maine to Alaska, but demographic and financial changes threaten to transform America’s working shorelines. On Thursday, September 30, US Representative Chellie Pingree will charge working waterfront advocates with creating a national strategy for protecting and enhancing access for fishing, boating, and marine industries as part of…