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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

The Bays and Bayous Symposium is fast approaching

Planning for the Bays and Bayous Symposium is in full swing! The symposium is a local event where hundreds of scientists, students, industry, agencies, resource managers and more can share research, studies and more. It will be in Mobile on Nov....

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 31, 2018

Innovative projects selected for MASGC grant funding

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium held a grant competition for its 2018-2020 research program. Six research projects that address coastal issues in Alabama and Mississippi were selected to receive funding. They include the following:

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 27, 2018

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