Serving 8,426 miles of coastline,
over 15M coastal residents (77% of Florida’s Population),
& over 100M visitors
Additional funding will allow Florida Sea Grant (FSG) to increase its efforts that align with current national initiatives, benefiting even more Florida residents, visitors and businesses.
Increase living shorelines using PROS (Partnership for Plastic-free Oyster Restoration);
Launch Eyes on Sea Grass ‘citizen science’ program throughout state to monitor the health of seagrass habitats; and Support Harmful Algal Bloom monitoring, mitigation technologies and communications.
Grow restoration aquaculture as segment of Florida’s new Blue Economy;
Develop aquaculture entrepreneurship training programs that provide support for start-ups; and expand HARVEST intern program (Helping Aquaculture Reap Value & Enhance Student Training).
Increase the number of summer camps, internships, trainings and research support to minority youth, students, and faculty at MSI/HBCU’s interested in marine and coastal issues and across all disciplines –communications, anthropology, biology, ecology, sustainability, etc.
Shellfish Grower & Wholesaler
Cedar Key, Florida
Funding reflects the calendar year
Impacts to date from programming in support of FSG’s FY2018-2023 Strategic Plan
Florida Sea Grant will continue to offer a suite of participatory science (“Citizen Science”) programs that engage and educate individuals and collect data for managing key resources including horseshoe crabs, scallops, goliath grouper, corals, lionfish and seagrasses.
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