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Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program

Invasive Species

February 17th, 2020
Non-native species are part of the United States’ history. They have helped agriculture, and harmed it. They have enhanced gardens, and overtaken waterways. Read about more than 100 years of legislative efforts to control invasive species; the State of Mississippi’s actions to prevail over aquatic nuisances; municipalities’ role in regulation; and specific crayfish pests in Alabama. All in Water Log.

Harmful Algal Blooms

November 15th, 2019
In this issue of Water Log you can learn all sorts of things about harmful algal blooms and other issues affecting Alabama and Mississippi: the utility of legal actions to stop HAB events; what factors lead to HABs; federal dollars for fishery disaster assistance coming to Mississippi; why the Alabama Department of Environmental Management did not lose its Clean Water Act permitting authority; and how Urban planning influences urban health.

Illegal Fishing

August 15th, 2019
The Illegal Fishing edition of Water Log explores how lancha fishing in the Gulf of Mexico relates to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; the success of bycatch reduction devices in the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery; and a lawsuit claiming dusky shark bycatch was not correctly assessed.

Protecting Habitat to Save Species

May 17th, 2019
This June 2019 issue of Water Log features articles about law suits brought to save at risk species: The Black Warrior Waterdog in Alabama faces contaminated rivers; The Pearl River map turtle may become extinct before it becomes recognized as a species; and After years of delay, the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s Whale is listed as endangered.

Water Log: March 2019 Issue Published

February 19th, 2019
Water pollution affects all of us. This edition of Water Log examines every day pollution events such as lead in drinking water, the harm from poor septic systems, and slowing down rainwater overflows.

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University of Mississippi
254 Kinard Hall, Wing E
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

662-915-5267 (fax)

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