Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant makes strong showing as Gulf Guardian

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC)-supported programs are recognized leaders in protecting Gulf of Mexico ecosystems, increasing resilience in coastal communities and bringing creative environmental literacy activities into classrooms. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Division recently announced its 2022 Gulf Guardian Awards, and MASGC Engagement and Education Team members, their programs and…

Life hack: Helping the Earth using one easy tool – you

Have you heard about the pollution catastrophe known as marine debris? Marine debris is defined as any man-made material intentionally or unintentionally disposed of in our marine environment. Examples include trash, single-use plastic products, abandoned fishing gear and nets, and derelict vessels. Large and small debris items can be washed into waterways by storm water…

Recapture red snapper, receive a reward

The Great Red Snapper Count – a collaborative, multi-state effort to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico – is in full swing. This spring, the project team is initiating the final component of the project: a tagging study, which will rely immensely on participation from stakeholders such as commercial…

Climate adaptation funding available

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, in collaboration with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and the Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice (CoP), is seeking coastal communities to participate in climate adaptation projects that will serve as local examples for other Gulf communities. This  collaborative project will involve financial assistance through a small…

Bays and Bayous Symposium committee releases call for abstracts, sessions

The 2018 Alabama-Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium Program Committee has released a call for abstracts and sessions for the Nov. 28-29 event in Mobile, Alabama. Scientists, resource managers, elected officials or agency representatives, community action group members, industry representatives and others are invited to highlight their research findings and environmental efforts through oral presentations, individually…

Scientific team selected to conduct independent  abundance estimate of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico

A team of university and government scientists, selected by an expert review panel convened by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico. “American communities across the Gulf of Mexico depend on their access to, as well…

Mississippi nature-tourism summit set for Nov. 29

Do you own or operate a nature-based tourism business in coastal Mississippi? Do you make every effort to celebrate the area’s natural resources while protecting clean water, reducing litter and providing a safe experience for your guests? If so, mark your calendars for Wednesday, Nov. 29, and plan to join us in Gulfport for a…

Alabama, Mississippi aquaculture projects receive funding

Two projects in Alabama and Mississippi have been selected for funding through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production grant competition. Reginald Blaylock of The University of Southern Mississippi and his research team will be awarded $994,955 for their project “Commercializing intensive copepod culture: A transformational foundation essential for increasing…