News - Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Program lands charter-boat operators in classroom

Capt. Ben Fairey of Orange Beach, Ala., heard about the Dolphin SMART program a while back. It is a program geared toward the nature tourism industry that teaches tour operators the best ways to view dolphins and the laws that protect the marine...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 01, 2011

Watson unlocking mystery to crustacean molting

There are hundreds of crab species, but only a few are commercially important.

The king crab, snow crab and Dungeness crab are popular in restaurants worldwide. Another crab — one that generates millions of dollars in revenue along the Gulf and...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 01, 2009

What’s on an angler’s plate?

Whether it’s redfish, flounder, speckled trout or another type of Gulf of Mexico fish, Coast fishermen really seem to love their seafood.

In fact, each year they eat twice as much seafood as the typical American, according to a recent survey...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jun 16, 2006

Nguyen to serve Vietnamese fishermen

Peter Nguyen recently joined the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium as a fisheries technologist who will serve the Gulf Coast’s growing Vietnamese fishing community.

Nguyen, a 15-year veteran shrimper, speaks both English and Vietnamese and...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 16, 2006