News - Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Scientists determine most precise method for ageing Gulf menhaden

Changing the way state resource agencies include Gulf menhaden survey data and age-at-length information could help improve stock assessments, according to a research team at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 20, 2018

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