Let’s clean up the Coast

If you are a fan of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s scenic views and abundant wildlife, you should consider doing your part to help clean up our beaches and waterways. Become a volunteer at the 28th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup on Saturday,...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 07, 2016

Job: Assistant extension professor

Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for an assistant extension professor of marine fisheries in its Biloxi, Miss., office. The successful applicant will have affiliations with Mississippi State University Extension Service and the...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 05, 2016

Climbing the tree of tool selection

As I’ve written about before, a person can get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of tools and models available when addressing climate change. Whether you are a natural resource manager looking to help marshes adapt to sea-level rise or a community...

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Sep 22, 2016

NOAA-independent red snapper stock assessment is underway

The red snapper is a popular target of the sport fishing and commercial fishing industries throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Historical overharvesting resulted in an overfished red snapper population. Under current federal and state management measures...

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By: LaDon Swann / Published: Sep 20, 2016

Study investigates how tiger shrimp may affect native Gulf shrimp

When a new species appears in the Gulf of Mexico, it can cause concern and raise a lot of questions. Which habitat does it prefer? What will it eat? What will eat it?


One of these species of concern is the invasive tiger shrimp (Penaeus...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 19, 2016