Sustainable Coasts and Fisheries

In 2007, George created the George P. Mitchell '40 Chair in Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University. The $1 million endowment funds teaching, research, service, and professional development activities in marine sciences.

In 2008, the Mitchell Foundation donated $2 million to establish two chairs at Texas A&M University at Galveston. 

The George P. Mitchell '40 Chair at Texas A&M University at Galveston in Sustainable Fisheries focuses on the research and teaching that provide the basic knowledge and tools necessary to sustain marine fisheries for recreation and food. In particular, the chair holder concentrates on economically important fisheries and the critical ecosystems necessary to maintain their health and long-term viability in Texas, national, and international waters. 

The George P. Mitchell '40 Chair in Sustainable Coasts focuses on the research and teaching that provide the basic knowledge and tools necessary to sustain our coasts, including the Texas Gulf Coast and beyond.  

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