Updates from the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
Issue 21 – July 2, 2021
South Carolina State University President Clark Re-Elected as Board Chair
South Carolina State University (SCSU) President James E. Clark has been re-elected chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s Board of Directors, and he began the one-year term on January 1, 2021.
Consortium Staff News
The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium has welcomed several new staff members, and Matt Gorstein, previously the Consortium’s Coastal Economics program specialist, was selected as assistant director for Development and Extension.
Nearly $1.5 Million Awarded for Red Snapper Count
A team of university researchers, government scientists and a business specializing in ecological modeling was selected through a competitive review process organized by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium to conduct research to estimate the number of red snapper in U.S. South Atlantic waters from North Carolina to south Florida.
Consortium Assists Town of McClellanville with Preserving Working Waterfront
Since 2017, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium has collaborated with the Town of McClellanville to develop and implement a comprehensive master management plan and viable business model to protect and sustain the cultural and economic values of the town’s working waterfronts.
New Grant to Assess Direct Marketing of Seafood
In response to the impact of COVID-19 on the South Carolina mariculture industry, the Consortium and researchers at Clemson University are launching an investigation into consumer preferences for at-home seafood consumption.
S.C. Educators Receive Environmental Education Certification
Thirteen formal and non-formal South Carolina educators received Palmetto Environmental Education Certification (PEEC), which is the first environmental education certification program in the state.
Report Wins Notable State Document Award
Assessing South Carolina’s Ocean Economy was selected as one of 12 publications and websites honored by the South Carolina State Documents Depository System as Notable State Documents of 2020.
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