• UMES students of the American Fisheries Society are hosting a daylong symposium focused on Delmarva's Aquatic Resources and Ecosystems on April 28, 2017. The day will be divided between the Assateague Island National Park Headquarters and the Paul S. Sarbanes Coastal Ecology Center in Berlin, Md. 

    The symposium will highlight student research related to the aquatic resources and ecosystems found throughout the Delmarva Peninsula and facilitate open discussions amongst the various stakeholders in Delmarva’s resources—commercial and recreational fisheries, non-profits and NGOs, academia, and state and federal agencies. The morning session will feature a panel discussion at the Assateague Island National Park Headquarters on the past, present, and future of these resources with representatives from these sectors.

    In the afternoon, the Delmarva community is invited to the Sarbanes Center to learn about the ongoing research and see exhibits from Assateague Island State Park, Assateague Coastal Trust, Maryland Coastal Bays Program, the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC), the NSF CREST Center for the Integrated Study of Coastal Ecosystem Processes and Dynamics, and more. The afternoon session also includes poster and oral presentations and will be open to the public starting at 1 p.m.

    Undergraduates, graduate students and the campus community are invited to register for the morning session or attend the open afternoon session. Registration is $15 for students and $25 for professionals. 

    The event is hosted by the UMES American Fisheries Society (AFS) Tidewater Chapter Student Subunit. The UMES Student Subunit was the recipient of the Tidewater AFS Chapter’s inaugural Student Subunit Enrichment Grant. Voted on and approved by the Executive Committee at the chapter’s annual meeting, the $500 grant aims to help a student subunit meet its mission and sustain its programs.  

    For more information, contact Noelle Olsen at

  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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