Written by Jen Finn
Most people enjoy Louisiana oysters, but bringing them to the table is not as easy as throwing a net out to sea.
Zhi-Qiang Deng, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, conducts research to assist prevention of norovirus outbreaks among oyster harvesting locations.
"Most people think they're unpredictable," Deng said, but he said his research shows otherwise.
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NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.
The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.Read more...
Abe Williams, who was elected to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board last spring, has been selected as the new president as of September.
Williams fishes the F/V Crimson Fury, and is president of Nuna Resources, a nonprofit that supports sustainable resource development in rural Alaska, including fighting for an international solution to issues raised by the proposed Pebble Mine project.Read more...