Seen in the Press

Selected press clips highlighting California Sea Grant, our extension specialists, and funded researchers.

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  • VC Reporter
    February 01, 2017

    It turns out that when a group of entrepreneurial, scientifically minded individuals comes together for a project, big ideas can emerge. Such is the case of the Ventura Shellfish Enterprise — a proposed multiparty project that would allow for 20 100-acre plots for growing mussels in state waters within the Santa Barbara Channel near Ventura Harbor.

  • Science Daily
    February 01, 2017

    Climate-driven disturbances are having profound impacts on coastal ecosystems, with many crucial habitat-forming species in sharp decline. However, among these degraded biomes, examples of resilience are emerging.

    Writing in BioScience, Jennifer O'Leary, a California Sea Grant Marine Biologist based at Polytechnic State University, and her colleagues describe these recoveries and highlight the possible implications for ecosystem-sparing management.

  • KCET
    November 01, 2016

    As a fisherman, being able to sell your fish directly to consumers seems like common sense. But in California, that was nearly impossible until last year.

    “You could have food trucks and farmers markets but there was nothing for fishermen,” Theresa Sinicrope Talley, a coastal specialist with California Sea Grant at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography says.

    Previously, fishermen could only sell their catch off the boats or at local farmer’s markets. While places like Dory Fleet in Newport and Ventura Harbor’s Saturday Fisherman’s Market allow fishermen-to-consumer transactions, fishermen do not maintain full ownership of those facilities.

  • Eureka Times-Standard
    October 24, 2016

    The Humboldt Bay Symposium at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka presented two days of updates, development and changes that have happened within the region over the last two years.

    “Two days was not enough, but I feel like we put together the best group of experts that we possibly could,” said Joe Tyburczy of California Sea Grant, a main sponsor of the symposium.

  • Voice of America
    October 02, 2016

    Scientists who share the vision of thriving fish farms off the California coast met at workshops this year and last sponsored by the Sea Grant program.

    "Populations of wild fish in the oceans today are approximately half or less than half of what they historically were," said Paul Olin of California Sea Grant.

  • The Conversation
    September 27, 2016

    On the California coast, Steven Morgan at the University of California at Davis documented larval behaviors of shore-dwelling species that apparently enabled them to avoid being swept offshore by strong currents. And Morgan’s colleague John Largier explored the pattern of currents in which the larvae drifted.