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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

The Gulf Shellfish Institute settles in Manatee County

Did you know that the U.S. currently imports over 90% of the seafood we consume? And did you know that aquaculture supplies almost half of that seafood? Commercial production of farmed shellfish is an expanding industry in Florida and has the...
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A party with a purpose! Mark your calendars for the 2018 Cortez Fishing Festival

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival February 17th & 18th, 2018 This year marks the 36th anniversary of the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival! Every February for almost four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida's last true fishing...
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Unmasking Florida’s Hogfish

What’s behind that big brown snout? Hogfish, often called ‘hog snapper,’ are actually members of the wrasse family. They are harvested in the US from North Carolina to the Florida Keys. Spearing is the most common way to land a hogfish,...
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