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Shucked Oyster Rapid Response Program

RAPID RESPONSE: Assisting Shellfish Growers Impacted by COVID-19 Making In-roads Toward a Shucked Oyster Market in Massachusetts Overview With the arrival of COVID-19 and the social distancing measures to mitigate its spread including the closure of restaurants, sales of oysters have plummeted. With little access to their traditional markets, shellfish aquaculture businesses and the related…

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Bay State Aquaculture Projects Get Green Light from National Sea Grant Program

Two new grants to the Woods Hole Sea Grant program totaling more than $650,000 will support research aimed at expanding aquaculture production in Massachusetts. The projects won funding as part of a national strategic investment in aquaculture by the NOAA Sea Grant Program. “The United States is one of the world’s leading seafood consumers, yet…

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Woods Hole Sea Grant Awards Funds to Six New Coastal Projects

The Woods Hole Sea Grant program has awarded researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and other Massachusetts academic organizations funds for six new projects. The awards represent a total anticipated research investment of nearly $1.5 million over the next two years from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other non-federal matching funds. “We are proud…

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Focal Points – Shellfish Aquaculture in Massachusetts

Focal Points – Shellfish Aquaculture in Massachusetts September 2000 – Shellfish aquaculture in Massachusetts is thriving! Though centuries old, the practice of farming shellfish is a fairly recent undertaking in the United States—within the last 150 years.

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Coastal Impacts Newsletter – Dec. 2020

  Coastal Impacts Woods Hole Sea Grant Newsletter DECEMBER 2020 CONTENTS Letter from the Director WHSG Continues DEI Efforts with Recording of Virtual Seminar on Systematic Racism in America Women in STEM Panel Discussion, Part of Girls In Science Program,  Available For Viewing Online New Extension Bulletin Available On Use of Discarded Christmas Trees New…

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