Sea Grant Extension helps bring the resources of research and higher education to bear on real-world issues - in this case, issues important to those who live near, earn their livelihoods from, and visit Oregon's oceans and coastal communities. SGE faculty share dual responsibility to the OSU Extension Service and to the university-based Oregon Sea Grant. A nation-wide partnership of universities and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sea Grant program's mission is to promote better understanding and use of America's ocean and coastal resources.
Oregon Sea Grant staff at the Lincoln County Extension Office:
Kaety Hildenbrand is a second-generation Sea Grant Extension marine educator who works with the fishing industry, and the larger coastal community to address issues ranging from at-sea safety, collaborative ocean research, fisheries education, and ocean energy. current projects include coastwide outreach and engagement on wave energy, the Fishermen Involved in Natural Energy committee, and a Newport bayfront signage project.
Drill Conductor Course - training required by 46 CFR 28.270(c)
Download the flyer for the next ASTORIA class - June 4-5, 2013:
Classes are held at Englund Marine in Astoria from 7:45 am to 5 pm. Call 503-240-9337 or 9373 to register. This is a physically demanding course. Participants will be expected to sign a waiver and should bring rain gear, change of clothes and a towel, as well as an immersion suit if you have one (some extras will be provided).
Coast Guard Authorization Act Meeting:
Jeff Feldner is an Oregon Sea Grant Extension Fisheries and Seafood Specialist based in Newport whose position goal is to promote sustainable West Coast fisheries and fishing communities by strengthening the integration of the community-based seafood industry with fishery management. His current program areas are focused on the west coast salmonid genetic stock identification project (Project CROOS), development of "traceability criteria" for seafood origin and quality, fishery byproduct recycling, ocean policy service (currently outreach and education on the Oregon marine reserves process), and general service to fishery management. He has over 35 years experience in Oregon commercial fisheries, both as a commercial fisherman and in fisheries management.
David Landkamer is Oregon Sea Grant's new Extension Aquaculture specialist, working to address the need for engagement and extension in Oregon's shellfish and other potential aquaculture industries. David’s background includes work as an Interpretive Exhibit Evaluation Consultant for the National Park Service, an Aquaculture Training Expert for Guam’s Department of Commerce, and an Assistant Professor/Aquaculture Extension Specialist for the University of Minnesota Sea Grant and Minnesota Extension Service. He holds a Master’s degree in aquaculture extension from Oregon State University, and a second masters and PhD in non-formal educational leadership and evaluation.
The new position is intended to:
♦ Network and form partnerships at the state, regional, or national level
♦ Help address concerns with disease and ocean acidification, broodstock tracking, and monitoring for invasive species
♦ Work with regulatory agencies to help growers prepare for shellfish closures and altered water quality events
♦ Help mediate differences between shellfish producers and sectors influencing freshwater quality in coastal watersheds
♦ Assist producers working outside of leased tidelands to address their research and education needs
♦ Assist in efforts to understand the commercial and consumer environment for shellfish producers