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Archive for February, 2013

OSU researcher seeks better rip current forecasts

Posted by: | February 27, 2013 Comments Off on OSU researcher seeks better rip current forecasts |

Rip currents – strong channels of water flowing seaward from the shore – kill more Americans than do hurricanes. Caught off guard, people are swept out to sea, where they exhaust themselves swimming against the pull of the strong, outrushing current, and drown. While scientists and the National Weather Service have made progress predicting the probability […]

under: beach safety, marine education, marine safety, oceanography, Oregon Sea Grant, research

Early-bird deadline looms for Wild Seafood Exchange

Posted by: | February 26, 2013 Comments Off on Early-bird deadline looms for Wild Seafood Exchange |

NEWPORT – Fishermen, restaurants and seafood retailers have until March 4 to take advantage of early-bird registration prices for the 11th annual West Coast Wild Seafood Exchange, coming to Newport on March 20. Originally a direct-marketing conference for independent coastal and Columbia River fishermen, the exchange has evolved into a broad discussion of branding and […]

under: conferences, fisheries, seafood

National symposium will address access to, uses of working waterfronts

Posted by: | February 26, 2013 Comments Off on National symposium will address access to, uses of working waterfronts |

TACOMA, WA – Sea Grant programs in Oregon and Washington are bringing a national gathering of coastal and Great Lakes waterfront interests to the Pacific Northwest in March. The third National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium, March 25-28 in Tacoma, Wash., will address challenges facing the nation’s waterfronts and provide a forum for stakeholders to […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Survey: Climate Change a Concern but not a Priority to Oregon Coast Professionals

Posted by: | February 15, 2013 Comments Off on Survey: Climate Change a Concern but not a Priority to Oregon Coast Professionals |

Many public officials and community leaders on the Oregon coast believe their local climate is changing and the change will affect their communities. But, overall, addressing the changing climate is not among their most urgent concerns. These are among the findings of a 2012 survey by Oregon Sea Grant at Oregon State University (OSU). Sea […]

under: climate, Oregon Sea Grant, publications, research, social science

Clever video aims to reduce rockfish deaths from barotrauma

Posted by: | February 13, 2013 Comments Off on Clever video aims to reduce rockfish deaths from barotrauma |

This clever video  uses a catchy rap tune, a wise-cracking puppet and some simple, practical instructions to engage fishermen in protecting rockfish from dying of barotrauma, by reaching them how to return their excess catch to the deeps – alive. Barotrauma results when a rockfish is caught and hauled rapidly to the surface and its […]

under: fisheries, marine education, marine science, NOAA, research, videos

Magnetic navigation may hold a key to salmon migration

Posted by: | February 11, 2013 Comments Off on Magnetic navigation may hold a key to salmon migration |

After years at sea, sockeye salmon returning to their freshwater homes may be guided by an early memory of the Earth’s magnetic field, encoded at the site where natal streams empty into the Pacific Ocean, according to a an Oregon Sea Grant-supported study published today in Current Biology. Oregon State University’s Nathan Putnam and David Noakes, […]

under: fisheries, marine science, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University, research, salmon

New online booklet explores export capacity of live shellfish in Oregon

Posted by: | February 4, 2013 Comments Off on New online booklet explores export capacity of live shellfish in Oregon |

The booklet Development of Live Shellfish Export Capacity in Oregon is available as a free download from Oregon Sea Grant. There are many opportunities for seafood exporters to earn substantial profit in Asian markets. The trade in live shellfish exports to China could be especially lucrative. In many respects, Oregon’s shellfish industry is well positioned […]

under: aquaculture, seafood, shellfish

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