Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program

Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

The seafood industry faces many challenges and opportunities. The global marketplace, trade policies, safety regulations, energy costs, food security concerns, waste handling and limited seafood supplies are issues that require evaluation and the development of solutions, where needed. As part of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC), the Legal Program helps commercial and recreational fishermen overcome these challenges.

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program (MASGLP) uses its research, outreach and education capabilities to support MASGC’s efforts to improve the safety of seafood, educate consumers on choosing nutritious and sustainable products and expand sustainable practices for seafood harvest and aquaculture production.

MASGLP provides legal research and outreach on laws and regulations related to fishery management, aquaculture, and seafood marketing. Examples of these projects are below:

Manna Fish Farm Timeline

Model Regulation to Control the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species via Bait

Quick Guide to Selling Seafood in Mississippi

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