News - Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Shortfin mako sharks need your help

Sleek, strong, fast, beautiful and … overfished; unfortunately, these are all words that describe the shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus). Fortunately, NOAA Fisheries is enacting measures rebuild the North Atlantic stock of this iconic...

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By: Marcus Drymon / Published: Mar 22, 2018

Meet our newest extension team member

My name is Amanda Jefferson, and I’m a new extension associate with Mississippi State University and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant in Biloxi, Mississippi! I was born and raised in Ellicott City, Maryland, near the port city of Baltimore.

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By: Amanda Jefferson / Published: Mar 01, 2018

Mississippi Oyster Gardening Program expands

Oyster gardening has been taking place seasonally in Alabama for almost 20 years, but 2017 was the first year for oyster gardening in Mississippi. Through the program, volunteers are supplied with all of the materials to grow

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By: Emma Cochran / Published: Feb 22, 2018

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