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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

White Boot Ready: The 38th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

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Resources for understanding blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms

Summer is here. Sunshine, high temperatures and drenching rains are what make Florida summers so spectacular. These environmental conditions can also favor spectacular algae blooms. Note: For a quick list of resources...
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