News - Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Program helps oyster farmers learn from each other

Within the last 5-8 years, a number of commercial off-bottom oyster farms have been established in Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina, with significant interest in Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. In Alabama, for example,...

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By: Bill Walton / Published: Jan 24, 2018

2018: A look ahead

As we turn the calendar to a new year, there is little time to pause and think about 2017 here at Sea Grant. While it’s easy to rattle off a list of accomplishments and projects completed across the country by the team of folks that I work with, I...

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By: Rusty Grice / Published: Jan 11, 2018

Lessons from Hurricane Nate for oyster farmers

On Oct. 7, 2017, Hurricane Nate made landfall in Louisiana and then a second landfall in the middle of the night on Oct. 8 near Biloxi, Mississippi, bringing in storm surge, rip currents and hurricane-force winds. Hurricane Nate popped up and sped...

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By: Bill Walton / Published: Nov 09, 2017