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.
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A strong partnership between Louisiana and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant programs fosters the exchange of information and problem solving for successful oyster larvae production; supports growing off-bottom aquaculture industry in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Thousands of samples from the Deepwater Horizon spill are available to the wider scientific community. Information about the samples, and results of their prior analyses can be found through the Deepwater Horizon DIVER data platform. Requests for samples must be received by June 10, 2016.
NOAA Sea Grant, NOAA Fisheries announce funding opportunity for design of red snapper population assessment. Letters of intent due 5:00 pm Central Time on Friday, June 3, 2016; full proposals due July 15.
The Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Services Viewer shows, in an interactive format, the values people place on salt marshes, mangroves and oyster reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. Based on research results, this tool fills an informational gap in the Gulf.
Texas Sea Grant, with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), has launched a pilot program to help shrimpers correctly install and operate turtle excluder devices, known as TEDs, and to develop a process to certify those that do. This vessel certification will help consumers choose “turtle-safe” wild-caught Gulf shrimp at their local supermarkets.
The Coastal Community Resilience Index is a self-assessment tool that brings together elected officials, public works directors, emergency managers, and other leaders at the community-government level to take an in-depth look at their community’s level of resilience. They discuss 57 indicators organized around six categories to identify vulnerabilities, capitalize on strengths and assess future impacts of disasters.
Gulf of Mexico Alliance, with the the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) and developed the Coastal Community Resilience Index (CRI) as a tool to help Gulf communities increase awareness of their susceptibility to natural hazard events.