News - Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Oyster-farming students learn ropes in Mississippi

Beginning in June, the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium partnered with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University to offer the fourth class of Oyster Farming Fundamentals...

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By: Bill Walton / Published: Jul 19, 2018

Fellowship allows oyster farmers to travel, learn from peers

Last January, Dr. Bill Walton announced a fellowship program funded by the National Sea Grant Office and Oyster South that helps Southern shellfish students and farmers receive travel assistance to visit existing aquaculture operations...

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By: Rusty Grice / Published: Jul 03, 2018

Know more about charter boat workers, owners

Scenic and Sightseeing Water Transportation (NAICS code 487210) includes charter boat for-hire. This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing scenic and sightseeing transportation on water. The services provided are usually...

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By: Ben Posadas / Published: May 11, 2018

Oyster gardening programs gear up for growing season

Oyster gardening in Alabama is in the final preparation stages for the 2018 season. Oysters have been spawned and the larvae should be setting soon. Last season, nearly 80,000 oysters were planted in Alabama and Mississippi’s programs.

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By: PJ Waters / Published: May 01, 2018