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

Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.

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The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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