Spring 2013 Science Seminar

Date: March 12, 2013
Location: Biloxi, MS

The Spring 2013 Science Seminar focused on Mississippi’s artificial reefs.

The seminar began with a brief overview by Mississippi Department of Marine Resource (MDMR) Fisheries Office Director Dale Diaz, followed by keynote speaker Erik Broussard, MDMR Artificial Reef Bureau Fisheries Scientist, speaking on the “Mississippi Artificial Reef Program.” Additional talks included the following: “Invasive Species–A Threat to Mississippi’s Artificial Reef Fish Habitats,” Mike Pursley, MDMR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator; “Red Snapper Aquaculture and Stock Enhancement: Opportunities, Issues and Research Needs,” Eric Saillant, Ph.D., USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory; and “Fishing Mississippi’s Artificial Reefs,” Capt. Lenny Maiolatesi, Fighting Chicken Sportfishing Charters.

For more about this event, check out page 4 of DMR’s Spring 2013 issue of Coastal Markers.




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