News - Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

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

Report summarizes stakeholder input on Gulf shellfish resources

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium announces the publication of "The Gulf of Mexico Shellfish Initiative: Stakeholder Feedback." The report summarizes regional and state-specific concerns that stakeholders identified through a series of 10...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 25, 2018

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