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Aquaculture’s Blue Revolution Runs Through the Land

Rona Kobell • October 25, 2019

For Yonathan Zohar, the path to a blue revolution is not only near the sea. It’s in northern Wisconsin, where Superior Fresh and researchers with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point raise salmon in a land-based, snow-covered greenhouse far from the ocean.

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Annual Report Highlights Successes and Priorities

Rona Kobell • October 11, 2019

Last year was a busy one for our program. Our Extension team continued their efforts to help Eastern Shore communities remain resilient in the face of rising water levels, ensure seafood is processed safely, and assist oyster growers in securing business loans.

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Meet the Anacostia’s Latest Pollution Fighter

Rona Kobell • September 25, 2019

In March of 1791, French architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant came to Washington to build a city atop a marshy expanse. From the hill where the United States Capitol would eventually be placed, he envisioned a city that would grow between two rivers, the Potomac to the west and the Anacostia to the east.

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Mussels in Action in the Anacostia River

Alexandra Grayson • August 22, 2019

Once called the “Forgotten River,” the Anacostia has been beset with trash, sediment, and pollution from nearby industries for decades.

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Education Professionals Gather for the 2019 Sea Grant Education Network Aquaculture Summit

Rona Kobell • July 29, 2019

Glen Hedelson stood in front of two dozen educators, all of them staring at bits and pieces of a micro-computing system at their lab tables, and asked a simple question: “Are you ready to build?”

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