National Fisherman


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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Inside the Industry

The Downeast Salmon Federation has received a major grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to ensure and improve the water quality of eastern Maine’s most important rivers, according to the Ellsworth American.

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Louisiana crab fishermen and their catch are feeling the pressure of a downturn in the state economy, and a resulting upturn of people entering the fishery.

“It’s a crazy business right now,” said Pete Gerica, the New Orleans fisherman who now serves as president or the Louisiana Crab Task Force, a legislatively-created board of industry voices that makes recommendations to state government.

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