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Fishermen invited to Webinar on groundfish research

Posted by: | May 30, 2012 Comments Off on Fishermen invited to Webinar on groundfish research |

West Coast fishermen are invited to take part in a June 5 Webinar ,”West Coast Groundfish Fishery – Reducing Weak Stock Risk While Improving Profit for Fishermen.” In an attempt to protect the groundfish fishery from stock collapse, fisheries regulators are considering shifting to a type of catch share system called ITQ, or  “individual transferable […]

under: fisheries, Oregon Sea Grant, research, symposium

Netcasts – Jerri Bartholomew, Salmon Researcher, Glass Artist

Posted by: | May 29, 2012 Comments Off on Netcasts – Jerri Bartholomew, Salmon Researcher, Glass Artist |

At the intersection of science and art, you’ll find Jerri Bartholomew, a microbiologist and salmon researcher who also has a passion for working with glass. “I see my artwork as being parallel to my scientific experimentation,” she says. “Science is often a very long process–it may take months, years, or even decades to find an […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant, people, research, salmon, seafood, sustainability, videos, watersheds

HMSC Visitor Center switches to summer hours

Posted by: | May 25, 2012 Comments Off on HMSC Visitor Center switches to summer hours |

NEWPORT – Oregon Sea Grant’s popular Visitor Center at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center  switches to its summer schedule this Memorial Day weekend, open from 10 am to 5 pm seven days a week. With an ever-changing array of high-tech exhibits based on ocean and coastal science, hands-on activities including a tide-pool touch tank, videos […]

under: free-choice learning, HMSC Visitor Center, marine education

Astoria becomes world surimi capital

Posted by: | May 16, 2012 Comments Off on Astoria becomes world surimi capital |

Ever wondered about the crab-flavored fish protein in your seafood sandwich, “crab” salad or California sushi roll? It’s surimi, a fish protein paste made into various shellfish-flavored products. Earlier this month, Oregon State University’s Seafood Lab on Marine Drive hosted the 20th annual Surimi School, a gathering of global industry representatives and researchers that made […]

under: courses, classes and workshops, fisheries, research, seafood, seafood safety

Oregon Sea Grant wins four Hermes Creative Awards

Posted by: | May 15, 2012 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant wins four Hermes Creative Awards |

Oregon Sea Grant has won four awards in the 2012 Hermes Creative Awards competition: a Platinum Award in the Publications/Book category for Pathways to Resilience: Sustaining Salmon Ecosystems in a Changing World; a Gold Award in the Publications/Magazine category for Confluence magazine; a Gold Award in the Video/Educational category for Gems of the Oregon Coast: […]

under: awards, news, Oregon Sea Grant, publications, videos

Hatchery salmon threaten wild populations, scientists say

Posted by: | May 15, 2012 Comments Off on Hatchery salmon threaten wild populations, scientists say |

A newly published collection of more than 20 studies by leading university scientists and government fishery researchers in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, Russia and Japan provides mounting evidence that salmon raised in man-made hatcheries can harm wild salmon through competition for food and habitat. “The genetic effects of mixing hatchery fish with wild […]

under: fisheries, research, salmon

Oregon Sea Grant wins two silver awards

Posted by: | May 14, 2012 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant wins two silver awards |

Oregon Sea Grant has won two Silver Awards of Distinction in the 18th Annual Communicator Awards competition, one each for its “Aquatic Animal Health” brochure and its Cascade Head Scenic Research Area video. The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 550+ member organization of professionals […]

under: awards, brochures, ecology, environment, marine education, marine science, Oregon Sea Grant, ornamental fish, people, research, science education, videos

Welcome our new NOAA Coastal Management Fellow

Posted by: | May 8, 2012 Comments Off on Welcome our new NOAA Coastal Management Fellow |

Kelsey Gianou is Oregon Sea Grant’s newest NOAA Coastal Management Fellow! Kelsey, a Marine Resource Management masters student at Oregon State University, has been matched with the Washington State Department of Ecology to provide green shorelines guidance for state and local governments in Puget Sound. Six states and 11 finalists attended this year’s National Oceanic […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

What’s fresh on the Oregon coast?

Posted by: | May 7, 2012 Comments Off on What’s fresh on the Oregon coast? |

A highlight of visiting the Oregon coast is bringing home seafood that’s just about as fresh as it gets. But how do you know what’s in season when you’re there? Regulatory fishing seasons change from year to year, and it can be hard for a lay person to keep track of them. Sea Grant Extension […]

under: fisheries, fishermen, seafood, videos

Take a quick survey, get a reward

Posted by: | May 7, 2012 Comments Off on Take a quick survey, get a reward |

Have you read, viewed or otherwise used one or more of Oregon Sea Grant’s publications and videos during the past year? Then we could use your help. We’d like you to take part in a brief, online survey. It should take about five minutes to complete. For the first 25 US residents* who complete the […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant, publications

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