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Climate change and coastal storms could put Delaware’s beach tourism industry in jeopardy and a new report from Delaware Sea Grant looks at ways to address that.

 

 


Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

As a state on the Atlantic seaboard with low elevation, Delaware is especially concerned with coastal issues, and those issues are the focal point of the Delaware Sea Grant program at the University of Delaware.

 

But Delaware Sea Grant and 32 other sea grant programs in the U.S. face an uncertain future under President Trump’s recent budget proposal.  That cuts $250 million in funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grants, including the entire sea grant program.

 

Delaware Public Media’s Katie Peikes explains what that would mean in the First State.

 

 


Delaware Sea Grant

A new campaign seeks to prevent the arrival of invasive species by asking fishermen to avoid disposing leftover bait in the ocean.

The Delaware Sea Grant, along with other Mid-Atlantic Sea Grants, have launched a campaign to raise awareness among fishermen about the potential consequences of dumping extra bait in the ocean.