News - Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Oyster gardening season is ending soon

We have almost reached the end of the Mississippi Oyster Gardening season! Next week we will pick up the oysters, which have been in the water for 5 months. From there, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will plant them onto restoration...

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By: Emma Cocharan / Published: Nov 01, 2018

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