The National Sea Grant Law Center

News & Events

  • Recent News and Events
  • October 4th, 2019
    Blog Post: Seventeen States Sue Trump Administration over Recent Endangered Species Act Revisions
  • On September 25, seventeen states from California to Massachusetts filed a complaint in federal court against the Trump administration hoping to stop recent regulatory revisions meant to substantially change how Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections are considered and enforced. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, follows a similar challenge by several environmental groups, including the Humane Society and Sierra Club, filed in August.

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  • September 30th, 2019
    National Sea Grant Law Center awarded over $300k to lead 2 major aquaculture projects, partner on 1 more
  • The National Sea Grant Program recently awarded $16 million for 42 research projects nationwide for collaborative aquaculture projects. The National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) will lead two of the new aquaculture initiatives and contribute to one additional project aimed at advancing sustainable aquaculture in the United States. The 42 projects were chosen from among 136 proposals requesting more than $52 million in federal funds. The awards require a 50 percent match of non-federal funds.

    The U.S. imports 85 percent of its seafood, leading to a $14 billion trade deficit. To meet growing consumer demand for seafood, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its Sea Grant partners aim to develop the growth of U.S. aquaculture in properly regulated and sustainable ways.

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  • September 13th, 2019
    Blog Post: A Whale of a Tale: Federal Government Struggles to Balance Competing Interests While Preserving Endangered Whale Populations
  • In the summer of 2019, both the state of Maine and the federal government became embroiled in a struggle between commercial fishermen and environmentalists over endangered North Atlantic right whale populations. As increasing numbers of right whales were found deceased in the waters in and around Maine, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) began contemplating how to best protect the endangered whales.

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  • September 4th, 2019
    Certification of Growing Waters in the EEZ
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  • August 28th, 2019
    Permitting and User Conflicts
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  • August 23rd, 2019
    Blog Post: Crackdown on Mislabeled Atlantic Blue Crab
  • Recently, two seafood processors have been charged with mislabeling hundreds of thousands of pounds of Atlantic blue crab. The individuals caught in the fraud cite a sharp decline of Atlantic blue crab harvests beginning in 2010 for their decision to label crabmeat from Asia and South America as “Product of USA.”

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  • August 14th, 2019
    Latest Webinar: Operational Limitations — Nursery Siting and Boat Access
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  • July 30th, 2019
    July 2019 Issue of The SandBar Published

  • The July 2019 (volume 18:3) issue of The SandBar has been published. The lead story is NPDES Permits and Groundwater: U.S. Supreme Court to Clarify the Issue.

    To view or subscribe: nsglc.olemiss.edu/SandBar/archives/vol18/3



  • June 12th, 2019
    New Advisory Reports
  • • Coastal Environments and Resources - 'Lake Michigan Shoreline Management'
    • Public Trust - 'Dune Grass Planting on New Hampshire Beaches'


  • May 20th, 2019
    Request for Proposals: National Sea Grant Law Center Small Grants Program 2019
  • The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that the National Sea Grant Law Center is accepting proposals for one-year projects to promote the growth and development of Sea Grant legal programming and build the capacity of individual Sea Grant programs to address legal issues in their states.

    Letters of intent must be received by 5 p.m. Central Time on Friday, July 26, 2019.
    Full proposals must be received by 5 p.m. Central Time on Friday, September 20, 2019.

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  • April 8th, 2019
    April 2019 Issue of The SandBar Published

  • The April 2019 (volume 18:2) issue of The SandBar has been published. The lead story is The Lake Erie Bill of Rights: Will it Survive Legal Challenges?

    To view or subscribe: nsglc.olemiss.edu/SandBar/archives/vol18/2


Summer Webinar Series 2019

In July and August, we’re hosting a 5-part webinar series to highlight the work of this collaborative project.

For more information or to register for the webinars, visit our Webinar Series page.