The National Sea Grant Law Center

Publications

  • The SandBar

    October 2021   |   Volume 20:4

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    The SandBar is a quarterly publication reporting on legal issues affecting the U.S. oceans and coasts. Its goal is to increase awareness and understanding of coastal problems and issues.



  • Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal

    August 2021   |   Volume 11:1

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    The Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal is an Open Access online journal that provides a forum for the timely discussion and exploration of legal topics of relevance to the Sea Grant network of extension agents, researchers, coastal managers and users, and local decision-makers.



  • Ocean and Coastal Case Alert

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    The Case Alert is a monthly newsletter highlighting recent court decisions impacting ocean and coastal resource management.



  • Analysis of State Legal Requirements for Aquatic Invasive Species Biosecurity at Fish Hatcheries

    Dec. 2019

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    In 2018, the National Sea Grant Law Center received funding from the Mountain-Prairie Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to compile existing federal and state laws and regulations governing fish hatchery operations and analyze the extent to which state law requires or encourages biosecurity planning. This report presents the NSGLC’s findings with respect to the comparative analysis.



    Model Memorandum of Understanding for Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs

    Dec. 2018

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    This document was prepared by the NSGLC to support the efforts of the western states to limit the introduction, spread, and impacts of aquatic nuisance species into the Western Region of North America.



    Connecting Local Seafood & Consumers:
    Direct Marketing 101

    Dec. 2016

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    This document was prepared by the NSGLC as an update to the 2012 guide. This guide complements and builds upon the Market Your Catch website, an online resource developed by California Sea Grant with participation from other Sea Grant programs, fishermen, buyers and others on the U.S. east and west coasts.



    Model Regulation for State Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs

    Dec. 2016

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    This document was prepared by the NSGLC and the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies to support the efforts of the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species to limit the introduction, spread, and impacts of aquatic nuisance species into the Western Region of North America.



    Transferability of Innovative Derelict Fishing Gear Removal Strategies to Northeast States

    Oct. 2016

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    This report first summarizes the existing legal framework governing derelict fishing gear and removal programs for each of the five New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island).



    Legal Guide for Direct Marketing Aquaculture Product in Alabama

    July 2014

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    This document was prepared by the NSGLC to support aquaculture producers in Alabama looking for ways to diversify their business with direct marketing opportunities.



    Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species by Recreational Boats

    April 2014

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    This document was prepared by the NSGLC and the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies to support the efforts of the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species to limit the introduction, spread, and impacts of aquatic nuisance species into the Western Region of North America.



    Area-Based Management of Marine Resources

    June 2013

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    This report provides an overview of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA) and other domestic legal mechanisms for preserving marine ecosystems, including federal authorities, state laws, and the common law of torts.



  • Community Supported Fisheries Resource Guide

    May 2012

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    At the request of NOAA Fisheries, the NSGLC collaborated with the Planning Committee of the National Summit on Community Supported Fisheries, held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, May 30 – June 1, 2012, to produce a resource guide for fishermen.

Questions About Our Publications?

To learn more about our publications,
feel free to contact:

Barry Barnes
662-915-7697
bdbarne1@olemiss.edu