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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

Changing Tides: The 37th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

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Tips for Tracking Red Tide

Update: For a quick list of helpful links to red tide status and beach conditions, you can scroll to the end! The 2018 - 2019 Red Tide bloom has stacked up to be one of the worst blooms on record. It is devastating for local...
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