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Sea Grant

Sea Grant is a partnership of academia, government, and industry focusing on coastal and marine resources. It operates through a university-based network to meet environmental and economic needs. Base funding for Sea Grant comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Department of Commerce. This partnership has created a national network of researchers and educators focused on promoting better understanding and more informed use of our coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources.

Today, there are 32 Sea Grant programs, one in every coastal and Great Lakes state and in Puerto Rico. Sea Grant conducts research, education and outreach to use and conserve coastal and marine resources for a sustainable economy and environment.

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Betty Staugler
Sea Grant Agent

Phone (941) 764-4346

Fax  (941) 764-4343

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Physical Address
25550 Harbor View Rd
Port Charlotte, FL 33980   

Mailing Address
25550 Harbor View Rd
Port Charlotte, FL 33980


8:00am – 5:00pm