News - Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

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

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

Working with oyster farmers

Mud worms. Not the most appetizing name for a critter, and it turns out they are a real problem for the new ‘off-bottom’ oyster farmers in the Gulf of Mexico. Luckily for oyster lovers, mud worms live on the outside of the shell,

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By: William "Bill" Walton / Published: Nov 10, 2016

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

Bays and Bayous abstracts deadline extended

Have you been too busy to submit an abstract to present at the upcoming Mississippi-Alabama Bays and Bayous Symposium? Well, you’re in luck. You’ve been given more time to submit one (or two or three).

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 02, 2016