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MARINE AND COASTAL

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Science Serving Florida’s Coast

Florida Sea Grant is a university-based program that supports research, education and extension to conserve coastal resources and enhance economic opportunities for the people of Florida. Extension, education and outreach programs are done in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension and the coastal counties of Florida.

Manatee County is home to one of the state's last true working waterfronts, and our fisheries and marine-related tourism generate substantial economic revenue for our region and for the state of Florida. The Marine and Coastal Extension program provides local businesses and residents with research expertise and relevant, science-based information as related to our coastal resources. 

Areas of Expertise and Service to Manatee County

  • Recreational and commercial fisheries
  • Reef fish ecology
  • Artificial reefs
  • Marine resource regulations and fisheries management
  • Marine science education
  • Shellfish aquaculture

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CONTACT

Angela Collins
Florida Sea Grant
(941) 722-4524 ext. 1826

MARINE AND COASTAL STORIES

Tips for Tracking Red Tide

For a quick list of links to current red tide conditions, scroll to the end! First published September 2018. Last updated July 19, 2021. We get a lot of questions about red tide in southwest Florida...especially...
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Bringing the Future of Florida’s Artificial Reefs into Focus

The 2020 Florida Artificial Reef Summit... Still on a Screen Near You. For more than three decades, UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant have played a primary leadership role in the evolution of ...
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Bringing the Future of Florida’s Artificial Reefs into Focus

The 2020 Florida Artificial Reef Summit... Still on a Screen Near You. For more than three decades, UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant have played a primary leadership role in the evolution of ...
READ MORE |  RELATED INFORMATION