PA Sea Grant conducts and supports scientific research that addresses the protection of the state’s waters and coastal ecosystems by partnering with government agencies and other entities to conduct research and by providing funding and resources for scientists and others in the state.

Funding Opportunities focus on: Planning for coastal hazardous events and optimizing response and rebuilding efforts • Healthy coastal ecosystems • Safe sustainable seafood supply• Sustainable coastal development

- See more at: http://www.paseagrant.org/research-programs/#sthash.Yny59Fgz.dpuf

PA Sea Grant conducts and supports scientific research that addresses the protection of the state’s waters and coastal ecosystems by partnering with government agencies and other entities to conduct research and by providing funding and resources for scientists and others in the state.

Funding Opportunities focus on: Planning for coastal hazardous events and optimizing response and rebuilding efforts • Healthy coastal ecosystems • Safe sustainable seafood supply• Sustainable coastal development

- See more at: http://www.paseagrant.org/research-programs/#sthash.Yny59Fgz.dpuf

 

 Assessing the Economic Impact and Significance of Recreational Angling on Lake Erie Waters: Final Report    

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anglers relaxing in kayaks on Lake Erie                   

The overarching goal of the study was to assess the economic impact and significance of the recreational angling industry within the Pennsylvania section of Lake Erie. For a guiding framework, this study utilized an exploratory mixed methodology with three connected phases which resulted in 1,189 completed online and mail-back questionnaires (Phase I), 516 completed on-site questionnaires of Lake Erie anglers (Phase II), and approximately 15 hours of stakeholder interviews (Phase III). Readers are encouraged to review these findings as reflective of anglers within the Pennsylvania section of Lake Erie, and not representative of all Lake Erie anglers.


 

Pennsylvania Sea Grant Invests in Science-Based Research 

Pennsylvania Sea Grant conducts and supports scientific research that promotes the ecological and economic sustainability of Pennsylvania’s coastal and watershed resources.

This science-based research expands our understanding of aquatic ecosystems, coastlines, and watersheds and has the potential to yield solution-based results that assist decision makers as they address some of the region's most pressing coastal and watershed issues and develop or update statewide water quality and coastal management strategies.

Research opportunities are announced through a biennial request for proposal (RFP) process. Research funding is provided by the National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Penn State University.  

For more information, contact Pennsylvania Sea Grant Research Director, Sean Rafferty. 

 

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