Feature stories (including any Web Extras) in this issue include:
Making Your Seafood Safer More>
In April 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the first update in 10 years of its Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls guidance (FDA Hazards Guide) for seafood processors. These changes – which describe appropriate science-based “HACCP” (pronounced hassip), or Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, controls for various types of seafood products – impact our nation’s $60 billion seafood industry, which employs some 250,000 workers.
Genome Sequence Favors Brown Tide More>
The year 2011 has been a banner one for the single-celled alga Aureococcus anophagefferens
whose prolific blooms are known as “brown tide.” With concentrations in excess of 2 million cells per milliliter in some Long Island bays, this alga turned the waters brown from western Shinnecock Bay to eastern Moriches Bay, making for intense, though localized, brown tide conditions.
Alternative Marketing for Fish Catch More>
For many years, small farmers sold shares of their crops to the public in exchange for labor to help bring in the harvest. Fishermen across the country have been adapting this type of direct marketing strategy by establishing Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) programs.
NOAA’S Lubchenco visits Sea Grant at Stony Brook More>
In May 2011, New York Sea Grant held a “meet and greet” event in honor of Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Undersecretary of Commerce for the air and oceans and administrator of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administrator.
Hudson Tourism More>
There are many opportunities throughout the summer season for both residents and tourists of the Hudson River Valley to engage in cultural, nature-based and water recreation activities.
Making Sea Grant research accessible in new media More>
With the launch of a new feature on New York Sea Grant’s Web site, we are now happy to provide visitors the ability to search our NYSG projects portfolio.
Web Extras ...
NYSG's Hurricane Education More>
Prepare yourself, your family, business, property in the event of a hurricane with our tips, links to resources and news on related NYSG-funded research.
New York Times Blogs on NYSG-Funded SBU Researchers Tracking Hurricane Irene More>
As Hurricane Irene headed up the U.S. East Coast late last week, New York Times
environmental/climate-change reporter Andrew Revkin kept his Web visitors apprised of this force of nature via his interactive blog, Dot Earth.
New York Times: The Last of the Lobstermen More>
As seen in a New York Times feature article last Sunday, it has been 12 years since a great die-off of lobsters in Long Island Sound rocked the local industry and stumped researchers.
NYSG's New Web Site Design Launches More>
With a nod to social media, our Web site is now more interactive. New York Sea Grant's new online look is just the latest way we're keeping you connected to our coastal research and education news, events and initiatives.
NYSG @ 40 More>
We're celebrating four decades of "Bringing Science to Shore" in 2011 with events, publications, and a look back at our research, extension and education efforts and initiatives
NYSG's NY Coastlines Wins an ACE award More>
NYSG has won a Gold Award for New York Coastlines
in the 2011 ACE Critique and Awards Program in the category for writing with a specialized publication.
Nearly $2.5 Million for New York Sea Grant in 2011 More>
NYSG received a grant totaling $2.449 million in fiscal year 2011 to fund its research, extension and education efforts on important coastal issues in fisheries, coastal marine habitats, coastal flooding, among others.