The National Sea Grant Law Center

Our Work

Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

Today’s workforce must have a range of scientific, technical and communication skills to effectively address the daunting environmental challenges confronting our nation. The National Sea Grant Law Center assists the National Sea Grant College Program in pursuing its environmental literacy and workforce development goals by sponsoring continuing legal education programs and other professional workshops and symposiums and training law students in the field of ocean and coastal law.

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Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

Healthy coastal ecosystems are the foundation for life along the coast. Sea Grant is a leader in regional approaches to understanding and maintaining healthy ecosystems, with planning efforts underway across the country to identify information gaps, set research priorities, and coordinate information and technology transfer to those who need it.

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Resilient Communities and Economies

Coastal communities in the United States provide vital economic, social and recreational opportunities for millions of Americans. The National Sea Grant Law Center provides legal research, outreach, and education to support the development of resilient coastal communities that sustain diverse and vibrant economies, effectively respond to and mitigate hazards, and function within the limits of their ecosystem.

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Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Sea Grant is a leader in developing innovative technologies for all sectors of the seafood industry, including fishing, aquaculture, seafood processing and consumer safety. Research and extension efforts are focused on ensuring a safe and sustainable supply of seafood products for current and future generations. The National Sea Grant Law Center supports Sea Grant’s mission by providing legal research, outreach, and education on seafood issues such as fishery management, aquaculture, and seafood marketing and labeling.

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