Jennifer McCann addresses what the term “blue economy” means for Rhode Island, and discusses a new GSO report about its importance to the Ocean State.Continue reading "Ocean State Wades Into Buttressing Its Blue Economy"
Single largest grant in URI history Posted on April 23, 2018 at URI Today NARRAGANSETT, R.I., — April 23, 2018—The Philippines is one of the largest fish producing nations in the world, employing millions and feeding the planet. Yet the industry is in peril, largely due to destructive fishing practices, typhoons and coastal degradation. The […]Continue reading "URI leads new coastal fisheries program in the Philippines with $25 million federal grant"
Elin Torell first heard about women in Tanzania exchanging their bodies for a supply of fish when she was researching small fisheries in East Africa. It’s called “sex for fish,” or, in some countries, “jaboya.” “Women would go to the boats to buy fish, and the fishermen would demand sex before selling any fish,” says […]Continue reading "CRC’s Elin Torell honored by YWCA of Rhode Island"
Scholars from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana won the hearts—and hats—of University of Rhode Island professors during a visit this week to strengthen an academic collaboration between the two institutions. The five-day visit was part of a $24 million sustainable fisheries project led by the Coastal Resources Center at URI’s Graduate School of […]Continue reading "Ghana scholars meet with URI President David M. Dooley, oceanography professors to strengthen academic exchange between faculty, students"
San Francisco Chronicle This news has been carried by hundreds of local and international media outletsContinue reading "URI works with university in Ghana on sustainable fisheries"
On December 14, Rhode Island Sea Grant honored one of the global pioneers in coastal management, Professor Stephen B. Olsen, director of the Coastal Resources Center (CRC) at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography.
Professor Olsen received Rhode Island Sea Grant's Lifetime Achievement Award, only the 6th such award given over its 40 year history, for his outstanding leadership of CRC and contributions to Rhode Island Sea Grant. Under his direction since 1975, CRC has developed a global reputation for innovation and action. CRC has raised over $70 million since 1985 to support programs in coastal resources management on three continents in the developing world as well as in the United States.Continue reading "Lifetime Achievement Award for Olsen"
The West African nation of Senegal is facing a serious problem with food security, in part due to a decline in its fisheries. So the Senegalese government and the U.S. Agency for International Development have turned to the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center for answers.
The Center, based at the Graduate School of Oceanography, has worked with numerous developing nations on coastal management and sustainable fisheries initiatives for three decades, but this is its first project in Senegal.Continue reading "Coastal Resources Center Assists Senegal"