MAREX designs applied research, extension and outreach projects to address current issues faced by our coastal communities.
For over four decades, the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service has worked with commercial fishing families and seafood producers to address issues faced by coastal communities. MAREX Advisory Services seeks practical, innovative solutions that protect marine resources and sustain local livelihoods.
One goal of MAREX is to increase communication and collaborations between fishermen, scientists, managers, conservationists, seafood dealers, regulators and the public. MAREX also provides education to ensure seafood safety and aid consumers in making seafood choices that improve their health. MAREX endeavors to raise awareness about Georgia-harvested seafood so all residents reap nutritional and economic benefits from this local resource.
The crew of the R/V Georgia Bulldog include former shrimpers with decades of experience in commercial fisheries.