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and other New York Sea Grant stakeholders can use during these times.

NY Sea Grant's Rapid Response to COVID-19 Projects
COVID-19: New York Sea Grant's Rapid Response Support for its Coastal Stakeholders - News

Credit: Joel Davenport.

ach Safely
NYSG's Coastal Processes and Facilities Specialist Kathleen Fallon

    COVID-19 brings more considerations beyond the usual beach safety messaging.

    A 2020 summer-long social media campaign from NYSG and New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium helps to remind beachgoers to stay safe and have fun!

    More at www.nyseagrant.org/beachsafely


Credit: Loriann Cody / NYSG.

For-Hire Boating
NYSG's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White 
NYSG's Marine Fisheries Specialist Antoinette Clemetson

    In Summer 2020 NYSG began providing New York State’s saltwater and freshwater marine industry for-hire boating sector with a series of posters and decals to encourage public compliance with boating-specific COVID-19 safety precautions.

    More at www.nyseagrant.org/forhire


Seafood Industry 

NYSG's Seafood Specialist Michael Ciaramella 

    NYSG began working with seafood producers in Summer 2020 to ensure that they have the ability and understanding of how to alter marketing strategies quickly and effectively. 

    The goal is to provide clarity, as Ciaramella explains: “While a variety of resources exist outlining best practices and alternative strategies for marketing seafood products, the specifics of marketing within every state varies significantly due to differences in infrastructure and regulations.”

    Ciaramella is currently developing a collection of regulatory guides for selling shellfish, wild harvest seafood and aquacultured seafood in New York. Additionally, several supplementary guides are in the works, including ones on enhancing safety and marketability, labeling seafood, seafood HACCP, good manufacturing practices, and sanitation.

    The guidance documents to be produced will hopefully allow NY Seafood producers to be more resilient to changing market demands, like those faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 34 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, University at 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, Instagram, 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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