News - Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Planning for economic sustainability

Recently, I attended a seminar that was presented by agents from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System called F.A.R.M Outlook 2017 which stands for Farm Agribusiness Resource Management. The goal was to introduce a recently formed team of...

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By: Rusty Grice / Published: Mar 24, 2017

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