S.C. Sea Grant Consortium News
Through this program commercial shrimpers have the opportunity to earn money during the off-season by creating Trawl2Trash bags made from recycled shrimp net material.
As part of the Consortium’s 2020-2022 research portfolio, the Mariculture section at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources is collaborating with three Charleston-area craft breweries to evaluate the potential of using dried spent grains from the beer-brewing process as an ingredient in fish feeds.
The Consortium launched a Career webpage for undergraduate and graduate students interested in potential job opportunities, fellowships, and locating a mentor in their field of study.
This project is a collaborative STEM (science-technology-engineering-math)-based initiative designed for teachers and students to examine the organisms that colonize piers, pylons, docks, and jetties.
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on November 29, 2021 at the College of Charleston President’s boardroom.
The Consortium recently received a grant from the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program for the project titled, “Developing a Blueprint for a Southeast Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Training Center.”
Katie Finegan, PE, recently joined the Consortium as coastal processes program specialist, a position shared with the Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies at Coastal Carolina University.
The Consortium has taken the lead on coordinating the South Carolina Clean Marina program designed to protect and improve water quality.
The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium supplied waterproof and UV-protected cage tags to South Carolina oyster growers.
Brita Jessen, Ph.D., recently joined the Consortium in a newly created role as interdisciplinary research and partnerships lead.
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium nominee Eleanor “Ellie” Pierel has been selected for the prestigious Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.
The Consortium recently published a report to estimate the economic benefits of various beach- and barrier island-related ecosystem services.