Federal Financing for Nutrient Reductions: Webinar to Cover Grants and Lending Opportunities

USDA and EPA will be co-hosting a webinar on federal grants and innovative financing options for reducing nutrients. Featured speakers will highlight financing opportunities from USDA and EPA and discuss innovative approaches for funding point source and non-point source control for nutrient reductions.

The webinar will be hosted June 12, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:30 am (Pacific Daylight Time), and is the first in a four-part webinar series featuring case studies of successful approaches from across the country for funding nutrient reductions. Space is limited. Registration is required, and can be found, along with additional information, at the following link:  waterfinancecenter@epa.gov

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Rubino named Senior Advisor for Seafood Strategy by NOAA

M Rubino (Apr2019)Today, NOAA Fisheries announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Rubino as the agency’s new Senior Advisor for Seafood Strategy. NOAA has established this new senior level position to support the agency’s strategic focus on seafood production and aquaculture. In this new role, Dr. Rubino will lead the development of markets for United States fisheries products–both wild capture and farmed–and facilitate new and expanded domestic aquaculture production.
Read more about the former Director of NOAA’s Office of Aquaculture’s appointment here.

 

Pathways Toward Responsible Aquaculture in California: archived video

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California Sea Grant, the Moss Landing Marine Lab (MLML), Save Our Shores, Sustainable Design Masterclass, and LIFT Economy all co-sponsored a two-day forum held at the Moss Landing facility Fri-Sat, Aug 10-11, presenting a wide range of topics exploring pathways toward responsible aquaculture development in California. Continue reading

Stakeholder Input Invited: Federally-funded Research Priorities for Aquaculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Aquaculture National Program 106 and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) are interested in obtaining stakeholder input towards establishing aquaculture research and extension priorities to be addressed in their respective programs over the next five years.  The first step in this process Continue reading

OREHP Evaluation Available for Review

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has released the report resulting from a two-year evaluation of its Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP). The effort was coordinated by California Sea Grant and utilized a nine-member, scientific advisory committee. Additional background on the program and a direct link to its evaluation can be found here.