News - Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Volunteers grow thousands of oysters for restoration program

Volunteers in Alabama have grown 59,330 oysters since late June as part of the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program. The oysters were planted on restoration sites in Mobile Bay last week, where they are filtering water and making it cleaner while...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Nov 17, 2014

Sharing oil-spill science with our coastal audiences

I’ve been with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant for almost three months now — wow, how time flies! In my new position, I am one of four Oil Spill Science Research Specialists that are positioned around the Gulf of Mexico to share oil spill science with...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 17, 2014

We’re getting savvy about seafood!

We have been hosting Seafood Savvy educational series at the Windmill Market in Fairhope, Alabama, for the past year with the support of several groups. The Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission has generously donated funds to provide product, and...

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By: Beth Walton / Published: Oct 07, 2014

Research, outreach collaborate to bring ’em back alive

Our outreach team often helps scientists share their research results with people who can use them. But, in one project, we are helping make sure the scientists have the tiger shrimp they need to complete their research.

Olivia Carelli and Jennifer Hill of Dauphin Island Sea Lab deliver a transport box to the Capt. Justin, a shrimping vessel in Biloxi.

Dr. Jennifer Hill (at...

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By: Dave Burrage / Published: Oct 02, 2014

Legal programs offer facts sheets about leasing submerged lands

As interest in shellfish aquaculture grows in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program and the Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program have created fact sheets to make information about leasing areas for aquaculture...

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By: Stephanie Showalter Otts / Published: Sep 23, 2014

Secrets of the Stomach

DNA analysis to reveal what lionfish eat 

Invasive lionfish in the Gulf of Mexico grow quickly and have voracious appetites. A research team out of Dauphin Island Sea Lab is using Sea Grant funding to determine exactly what they are eating on...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 16, 2014