New York Sea Grant Collaborates on $3.3 Million in Federal Grants to Advance U.S. Aquaculture
Marine Fisheries Resource Center - Press Release

Stony Brook, NY, October XX, 2019 - New York Sea Grant will lead a three-year, $1.2 million collaborative effort (led by NYSG) with Cornell University, Rutgers University, Stony Brook University, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences to develop a hard clam selective breeding program to benefit clam farmers.

The project - along with a $1.1 million collaborative effort led by Connecticut Sea Grant with partners in several states to establish a National Sea Grant Seawood Hub to serve seaweed-related aquaculture stakeholders - is part of $16 million in federal funds that support 26 project suite intended to fill important gaps in aquaculture knowledge, advancement of existing efforts and development of new possibilities. 

[More on the two projects in NY's marine waters]

NYSG is also involved in another project in this $16 million suite: A three-year, $1 million, multi-state Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative project that's being led by Minnesota Sea Grant. The effort is designed to help Great Lakes states respond to consumer demand for freshwater fish and a $14 billion national seafood trade deficit identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service. 

For more information on the Sea Grant announcement of $16 million in federal funding to advance sustainable aquaculture in the U.S., see: nyseagrant.org/seagrantaquacultureawards.

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/nycoastlines for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly. Our program also produces an occasional e-newsletter,"NOAA Sea Grant's Social Media Review," via its blog, www.nyseagrant.org/blog.

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