News - Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 16, 2014

Graham to share oil spill research

Larissa Graham has joined the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and Auburn University’s Marine Extension and Research Center as a Gulf of Mexico oil spill extension specialist.

Each Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant program has hired an oil spill...

Read More

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 06, 2014