NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship seeks applicants

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is seeking candidates for the 2012 NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship.

This competitive fellowship program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on state-proposed...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jan 11, 2012

Sea Grant announces aquaculture funding opportunity

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is pleased to announce a request for proposals for the NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program. The deadline for pre-proposals is 3 p.m. (central time) Feb. 7.

Preproposals should be emailed before...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jan 06, 2012

Oyster gardeners grow 57,155 oysters for restoration in 2011

(MOBILE, Ala.) – Falling temperatures and family gatherings are all indicative of the beginning of the holiday season. For the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program gardeners and adopters, these signs also point to the culmination of their hard work...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 13, 2011

The world’s oceans, nature are worth preserving

Sallie LinKayaking in the icy waters in inner Shoup Bay, taking an exhilarating hike on Worthington Glacier, and encountering all kinds of wildlife, I had truly experienced many of the wonders Alaska had to offer. From a scholarship provided by...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 12, 2011

Free marketing service to help seafood businesses

(MOBILE, Ala.) – The Alabama MarketMaker website will go live Oct. 14, offering Alabama fishermen, seafood processors, seafood distributors and farmers a free opportunity to connect with potential customers online. 

Alabama MarketMaker uses an...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 12, 2011

Shark Fest to allow families to catch, tag and release sharks

(OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.) -- The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab (GCRL) and GCRL’s Marine Education Center are offering Shark Fest, a hands-on family learning adventure Sept....

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 15, 2011