OUR BLUE ECONOMY

MIT Sea Grant and Woods Hole Sea Grant hosted a Blue Economy briefing sponsored by Representative Dylan Fernandes at the Massachusetts State House on July 11, 2019.

Rep. Dylan Fernandes, Matthew Charette and Michael Triantafyllou talk after a presentation on the Blue Economy at the State House

Rep. Dylan Fernandes with MA-based Sea Grant directors Matt Charette and Michael Triantafyllou discuss next steps after the briefing.

MIT Sea Grant and Woods Hole Sea Grant hosted a Blue Economy briefing at the Massachusetts State House on July 11, 2019 to engage with advocates in government on coastal resiliency, sustainable aquaculture and fisheries, workforce development, and education. The briefing was open to the public with over 50 attendees, including our sponsor for the event, Rep. Dylan Fernandes (D-Falmouth), Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Boston), and Welfleet Shellfish Company, which provided oyster shucking to increase awareness of local Sea Grant partnerships.

We look forward to partnering with the state in the future on job creation, water quality, coastal resiliency, and sustainable fisheries, as well as providing innovative solutions to the many challenges our coastal communities will face with the changing climate.

– Matt Charette
Director, Woods Hole Sea Grant