Administrator needed for Mississippi oyster gardening program

We’re looking for someone to establish and maintain a new oyster restoration/public education project in Mississippi. Duties will include, but not be limited to, recruiting, and maintaining a volunteer base of oyster gardeners and assisting in grant writing for project continuation. The selected candidate will have a strong background in biology, fisheries, environmental science or related…

Study investigates how tiger shrimp may affect native Gulf shrimp

When a new species appears in the Gulf of Mexico, it can cause concern and raise a lot of questions. Which habitat does it prefer? What will it eat? What will eat it? One of these species of concern is the invasive tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon), a very large shrimp that is native to Indo-Pacific,…

Submit an abstract for Bays and Bayous

The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to 5 P.M. Central Time on Friday, Sept. 16. View the call for abstracts. The 2016 Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Bays and Bayous Symposium’s program committee welcomes and encourages the participation of scientists, natural resource professionals, students, business people, educators, outreach specialists, policy and decision makers, consultants and individuals from…

Walton joins Sea Grant as oyster aquaculture extension specialist

(OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.) — The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) welcomes Bill Walton of Auburn University to its outreach team. He is serving as an oyster aquaculture extension specialist who will use aquaculture as a tool for restoration, stock assessment and farming to help increase oyster production in Mississippi. Walton, who has a doctorate degree in…

MASGC seeks fiscal officer

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) is searching for a fiscal officer to help support its university-based coastal science program. Candidates must be able to formulate and manage budgets; process, produce and organize financial information; balance and reconcile accounts; and develop proposals. They should have extensive experience in accounting, finance and grants.gov. The position is…