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Oyster gardening is growing in Mississippi

In Mississippi, the number of gardening sites tripled for 2018, with a total of 3,500 spat-set shells expected to produce 40,000 restoration oysters! The oysters are already growing nicely, and will be relocated to their permanent homes on local...

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By: Emma Cochran / Published: Aug 09, 2018

Floodplain managers in coastal Alabama form new workgroup

This July, 25 practitioners in coastal Alabama, including public officials from 12 jurisdictions, participated in the first Community Rating System (CRS) Users-Group meeting. This significant first step towards solidifying multi-jurisdictional...

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By: Hank Hodde / Published: Aug 06, 2018

What will storm surge look like in the future?

An exciting new storymap has been released that shows what storm surge will look like in the northern Gulf of Mexico as sea levels rise. he coastal zone is a very dynamic place, with many ongoing processes such as tides and waves shaping our shores....

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Jul 27, 2018

Oyster-farming students learn ropes in Mississippi

Beginning in June, the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium partnered with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University to offer the fourth class of Oyster Farming Fundamentals...

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By: Bill Walton / Published: Jul 19, 2018

Fellowship allows oyster farmers to travel, learn from peers

Last January, Dr. Bill Walton announced a fellowship program funded by the National Sea Grant Office and Oyster South that helps Southern shellfish students and farmers receive travel assistance to visit existing aquaculture operations...

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By: Rusty Grice / Published: Jul 03, 2018