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Dec 03, 2020 09:00 AM - Dec 31, 2020 10:00 AM(America/Chicago)
20201203T0900 20201203T1000 America/Chicago Science and Policy for Oyster Management Panel (LIVE EVENT) With the growth of the oyster aquaculture industry in the region, government agencies are charged with regulating this new industry in a way ensures that consumers and the environment are protected while allowing the industry to thrive. In Alabama, specifically, with concerns that routine desiccation might pose a public health risk, public health officials initially imposed a 30-day required resubmersion period prior to harvest. This created challenges for the industry and farmers requested applied research to provide better data to regulators. This research, conducted collaboratively by academia and federal agencies, allowed a reduction in the required resubmersion period to two weeks and one week for certain types of culture methods. Panelists will discuss what worked well in this process and what could work better, as well as challenges. Virtual 2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium melissa.schneider@usm.edu
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With the growth of the oyster aquaculture industry in the region, government agencies are charged with regulating this new industry in a way ensures that consumers and the environment are protected while allowing the industry to thrive. In Alabama, specifically, with concerns that routine desiccation might pose a public health risk, public health officials initially imposed a 30-day required resubmersion period prior to harvest. This created challenges for the industry and farmers requested applied research to provide better data to regulators. This research, conducted collaboratively by academia and federal agencies, allowed a reduction in the required resubmersion period to two weeks and one week for certain types of culture methods. Panelists will discuss what worked well in this process and what could work better, as well as challenges.



Navy Cove Oyster Company
US Food and Drug Administration
Alabama Department of Public Health
US FDA Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory
Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory
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 William Walton
Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory
Dr. Jessica Lunt
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Dr. Stephen Sempier
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Habitat Conservation Division
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
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