S.C. Sea Grant Report Wins Notable State Document Award
Assessing South Carolina’s Ocean Economy, a report published by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, was selected as one of 12 publications and websites honored by the South Carolina State Documents Depository System as Notable State Documents of 2020.
The Notable State Documents award calls attention to the most informative documents released by state agencies. The annual awards program began in 1991 to recognize exemplary state publications, honoring notable documents released in the previous year. The 2020 awards were announced and presented in April 2021 during a virtual ceremony hosted by the South Carolina State Library.
Assessing South Carolina’s Ocean Economy was selected from 3,000 state publications eligible for the prestigious award, and the judging criteria included design, writing style, and breath of information. This report covers topics such as commercial fishing and seafood, tourism and recreation, port operations and non-market ecosystem services. The 52-page report also delves into topics that will play a pivotal role in the future of the state’s coastal economy, including oyster mariculture, renewable energy and marine biotechnology.