National Sea Grant College Program

By Sheril Kirshenbaum

MEMORANDUM

From:  Sheril Kirshenbaum
Cc:
Date:
Re:  National Sea Grant College Program

National Sea Grant College Program

Background

  • Environmental stewardship, long-term economic development and responsible use of America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources are at the heart of Sea Grant’s mission.
  • Sea Grant is a nationwide network administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of 30 university-based programs that work with coastal communities.
  • The National Sea Grant College Program engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training, and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources.


Action

  • Seeking support for funding the Sea Grant program would enable it to better carry out its important marine and Great Lakes research, outreach, and education missions in our coastal states.


Issues

State Interests:  Through their research, education and outreach activities, Sea Grant has helped position the United States as the world leader in marine research and the sustainable development of coastal resources.  State Sea Grant College Programs are committed to enhancing the practical use and conservation of coastal and marine resources for a sustainable economy and environment.  Goals focus on biotechnology, fisheries, aquaculture, seafood safety, economic competitiveness for waterfront communities, ecosystem health, response to coastal hazards, and support for graduate and marine education.  Additionally, 10 Sea Grant Fellows are placed on Capitol Hill through the John A. Knauss Sea Grant Fellowship program.
*6/25/2007:*
Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans – No
action since

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