Karl Havens in a blue shirt using a camera

Introducing the Karl Havens Excellence Fund

Florida Sea Grant established 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 blooms. Karl’s research…

2020 Knauss Fellows

Five Florida students to participate in national coastal-policy fellowship

Five graduate students from across the state, including two from the University of Florida, were recently named finalists for a prestigious national fellowship focusing on marine science and policy. The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program places students in federal government offices in Washington, D.C., to learn about — and participate in — policy…


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…

shellfish aquaculture

Sea Grant opens aquaculture research funding opportunities of up to $13.5 million

National Sea Grant Office announces three aquaculture opportunities. Three funding opportunities for up to $13.5 million in aquaculture research have been announced by the National Sea Grant College Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The opportunities address distinct aspects of domestic aquaculture and  bear different deadlines for letters of intent. The national office will give…