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Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program

Call for Submissions related to Bayou La Batre History and
Gulf Seafood

December 12th, 2018
The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is seeking submissions of short writing pieces to enhance its oral history project “Bayou La Batre: A Gulf Coast Legacy.” The Consortium is soliciting 500-800 word submissions around themes related to Gulf seafood: aquaculture, fisheries, economics, history, archaeology, ecology, etc.

Submissions are due Friday, February 15th, 2019. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Anna Hamilton ( by Friday, January 4th, 2019 to share your ideas and learn more about the project. Submissions accepted for inclusion may be edited by the project team in collaboration with the authors to work with the variety of materials under production.

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Water Log: December 2018 Issue Published

November 20th, 2018
Marine aquaculture is a multi-million dollar industry, but aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico is relatively new. Explore articles on oyster aquaculture, finfish aquaculture, nationwide permits issued by the Corps of Engineers, and zoning responses to aquaculture in this edition of Water Log.

Water Log: August 2018 Issue Published

August 17th, 2018
In this edition of Water Log: The National Flood Insurance Program and its pros and cons, explained; Hard-luck cases of flood damage that the Standard Flood Insurance Policy did not cover; If a barge hits your house during a hurricane, who pays for the damage? And how zoning and city planning can ease flooding problems.

Water Log: June 2018 Issue Published

May 22nd, 2018
The June 2018 issue of Water Log is out. This issue, Red Snapper, features articles about the legal and regulatory history of red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico; how scientists will count red snapper to determine the population; and an introduction to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. There's also an article about city planning for working waterfronts.

New Publication Listed

March 5th, 2018
The article "Big Critter, Big Problem: Protecting the Pearl River Map Turtle in Mississippi" has been added to our Publications page. The article's author is Kristina Alexander.

Water Log 38.1 Published

February 28th, 2018
The March 2018 issue of Water Log has been published. The issue's title is 'The Long Arm of the Law'. The lead story is 'Jurisdiction on the Coast and at Sea'.

Water Log 37.4 Published

November 17th, 2017
The November 2017 issue of Water Log has been published. The issue's title is 'This is not a bottle'. The lead story is 'Plastic: Nuisance on Land, Menace at Sea'.

Water Log 37.3 Published

September 1st, 2017
The August 2017 issue of Water Log has been published. The cover story is 'Bustin' Loose: Aquatic Invasives from Aquarium Releases in Mississippi and Alabama'.

Water Log 37.2 Published

June 12th, 2017
The June 2017 issue of Water Log has been published. The cover story is 'Eleventh Circuit Upholds Denial of Dock Relocation Request on Cumberland Island'.

Water Log 37.1 Published

March 1st, 2017
The February 2017 issue of Water Log has been published. The cover story is 'Fifth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Private Angler Challenge to Amendment 40'.

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