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New Seafood Cookbook

Mariner's Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas

North Carolina Sea Grant has produced an attractive new cookbook, Mariner's Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas, that offers more than just recipes. Since 1973, representatives from home extension clubs in Carteret County, North Carolina, have met each month in a Morehead City kitchen to test new ways of handling, storing and preparing local fish and shellfish. Their thirty years of seafood wisdom are gathered in this comprehensive cookbook and guide for cooks who want to know more than just how to bake or fry fish.

Written by Joyce Taylor, a seafood specialist with North Carolina Sea Grant since 1974, Mariner's Menu contains more than 160 original seafood recipes developed by the dedicated testers and tasters of the Seafood Lab kitchen. Many of these recipes, such as broiled tuna Provencal and steamed clams in wine broth, use easily available ingredients and require little preparation. Separate chapters instruct cooks on broiling, grilling, frying and steaming. Important preparation techniques such as deboning fish, deveining shrimp and cracking crab are illustrated in detailed drawings by Morehead City artist Connie Mason.

To order a copy of the book, which sells for $25.00, visit the University of North Carolina Press site at >uncpress.unc.edu/books/T-7465.html, call 800.848.6224, or fax toll-free 800.272.6817 (24 hours).


Graduate Policy Fellowships

Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships, National Sea Grant College Program. Maryland Sea Grant is seeking applicants for 2005 fellowships, funded by the National Sea Grant office and administered through individual state Sea Grant programs. Knauss Fellows spend a year in marine policy-related positions in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Past Fellows have worked in the offices of U.S. Senators and Representatives, on Congressional subcommittees and at agencies such as the National Science Foundation and NOAA. Fellowships run from February 1, 2005 to January 31, 2006 and pay a stipend of $32,000 plus $6,000 for health insurance, moving and travel.

To qualify for a fellowship, students must be enrolled by April 1st of the year of application in a graduate or professional degree program in a marine-related field at an accredited institution in the United States. The application deadline is April 6, 2004, but those interested in applying for fellowships should check with the Maryland Sea Grant office by mid-February for guidance and application details.

For general information, please check the web at www.mdsg.umd.edu/Policy/knauss.html and www.nsgo.seagrant.org/Knauss.html. For application details, contact Susan Leet, Maryland Sea Grant College Program; phone, 301.403.4220, ext. 13; e-mail, leet@mdsg.umd.edu.


Summer Fellowships

Research Experiences for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation. Maryland Sea Grant will offer fourteen undergraduates the opportunity to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay this summer - the fifteenth year of the program. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the program is especially designed for students majoring in such fields as biology, chemistry, ecology, physics, engineering, mathematics and marine and environmental science.

Over 12 weeks, from May 24th to August 16th, each student will work with an advisor on an individual research project at one of three labs located on the Chesapeake Bay: the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory at Solomons, Maryland, or the Horn Point Laboratory at Cambridge, Maryland, or at the Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center in St. Leonard, Maryland.

Many students in the Maryland REU program have gone on to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in marine and environmental science. We encourage undergraduates with an interest in marine science to visit our Research Experience for Undergraduates website to learn about research areas, past student projects, advisors and the laboratories as well. The deadline for applications is February 16, 2004. To learn about the program, visit www.mdsg.umd.edu/Education/REU. For further information, contact Dr. Fredrika Moser, 301.403.4220, ext. 16, or moser@mdsg.umd.edu.



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