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Oyster farmers from across South compare notes

At the end of January, over 50 current and potential oyster farmers gathered for a meeting at Auburn University, along with another 50 or so chefs, wholesalers, gear suppliers, researchers and Sea Grant Extension agents.

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By: Bill Walton / Published: Feb 15, 2017

Workshop brings together oil spill scientists, responders

The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team hosted a free workshop for those interested in learning more about how oil spill response works, both from an operational and a scientific standpoint. Led by Sea Grant oil spill specialist Monica Wilson...

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By: Tara Skelton / Published: Feb 10, 2017

The scale and consequences of plastic pollution

On the heels of the tons of trash collected at this year’s coastal cleanup events, I would like to discuss plastic pollution. This type of pollution is something that we are all too familiar with. It is hard to find a roadway or waterway that...

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Dec 08, 2016

Shrimp season ends early for inshore skimmer boats

The 2016 shrimp season has ended early this year for the inshore skimmer boat fishermen. They say that it was a bad season for white shrimp, and they think it was because there are so many jellyfish that stayed inshore for too long. Every time they...

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By: Peter Nguyen / Published: Dec 06, 2016

Oyster gardening finishes up season

Oyster gardening in Alabama and Mississippi has wrapped up another successful season. In Alabama, we completed our 15th year, with more than 58,000 oysters grown by volunteers for planting on restoration sites...

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By: PJ Waters / Published: Nov 21, 2016