News - Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

NOAA Sea Grant announces $11M in aquaculture research awards

NOAA Sea Grant announced yesterday the award of $11 million in grants for 22 projects to further advance the development of a sustainable marine and coastal aquaculture industry in the United States.

The research will address specific priorities of...

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By: NOAA Sea Grant / Published: Oct 18, 2018

Finfish aquaculture permits in the Gulf hit a snag

While oyster aquaculture is an activity near and dear to the heart of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, finfish aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico is new. Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant is also helping with that enterprise.

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By: Kristina Alexander / Published: Oct 05, 2018

Journal article highlights best practices of GoMRI outreach

For many, the term outreach has become a catch-all word for a broad array of activities focused on sharing science with a variety of audiences. Perhaps no other organization understands the importance and includes outreach better than Sea Grant....

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By: Tina Miller-Way / Published: Sep 29, 2018

Tarpon are known as the majestic “silver king”

Tarpon, frequently referred to by anglers as “silver kings,” are a prized game fish of saltwater anglers along the Gulf Coast. In the early 1900s, future presidents flocked to coastal cities across the Gulf for a chance to catch one of these...

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By: Marcus Drymon / Published: Sep 14, 2018

Learn more about greater amberjack

Termed “reef donkeys” by recreational anglers, greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) have a reputation for their stubborn fight. The species inhabits both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; in the western Atlantic, its range extends from Nova...

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By: Amanda Jefferson / Published: Sep 06, 2018

The Bays and Bayous Symposium is fast approaching

Planning for the Bays and Bayous Symposium is in full swing! The symposium is a local event where hundreds of scientists, students, industry, agencies, resource managers and more can share research, studies and more. It will be in Mobile on Nov....

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 31, 2018