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Sea Grant

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.

We are a partnership between the Florida Board of Education, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Florida’s citizens and governments. Our extension, education and outreach programs are done in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension and coastal counties of Florida.

We tap into the research expertise of more than 800 coastal and ocean scientists at the state’s 16 major universities and research laboratories, and we are an integral part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida, one of the nation’s leading Land Grant universities. Our 20 extension agents live and work in coastal communities. They have a breadth of experiences and tremendous trust from their local residents as reliable sources of science-based information. Our seven statewide extension specialists lead highly relevant programs including seafood safety, boating and waterway management, coastal conservation law, aquaculture and fisheries management.

Our vision and mission

Florida Sea Grant envisions a future where people use our coastal and marine resources in ways that capture the economic and social benefits they offer, while preserving their quality and abundance for future generations.

Florida Sea Grant’s mission is to support integrated research, education and extension to conserve coastal resources and enhance economic opportunities for the people of Florida.

OUR STORIES

Derelict Vessel Removal on the Horizon for St Andrew Bay

Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Extension Bay County and Florida Sea Grant Agent Special to the News Herald The problems associated with “derelict vessels” are many. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Derelict Vessel Program...
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New Artificial Reefs for Bay County coming this Fall

By L. Scott Jackson UF/IFAS Extension Bay County and Florida Sea Grant | Special to The News Herald Beginning later this month, new artificial reefs will be deployed in Bay County, with more scheduled through the end of 2020. Reefs will...
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Hurricane Michael Marine Debris Removal Project

The Hurricane Michael Debris Removal Team Wants to Hear from You! Need a Hurricane Michael-impacted vessel removed? The Hurricane Michael Marine Debris Removal Project team wants to help! UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Fish and...
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