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Aquaculture and Seafood Production

Alabama's soil, water and human resources allow the state to be among the national leaders in several aquaculture enterprises both in volume and value of products sold. More...

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AG Discovery Adventure - September 13th, 2014

​Ag Discovery Adventure is coming soon! Join us on September 13 at Auburn Universities E.V. Smith Research Center, Shorter, AL. The... more

Fisheries Hosts Career Development Event

Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences recently hosted the first Future … Farmers of America... more

Husband and Wife Team Working to Make Gulf Coast Residents Savvier about Seafood

​For husband-and-wife team, Bill and Bethany Walton, the name … they’ve chosen for their... more

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System: Then and Now

May 8, 2014 marks the signing of the Smith Lever Act of 1914, considered by many to be one of... more

New Book on Alabama Agriculture Answers 30-year-old Question

​For more than 30 years, Auburn Professor Emeritus Dr. Wayne … Shell has been... more

Two-Generation Farm Business Workshops Scheduled for February

​For many families working to transfer a farming operation … from one generation to... more

Advice for New and Beginning Growers

​Many beginning or new commercial vegetable growers are faced with the dilemma of what to grow or how to start... more

Change Coming for State’s Private Pesticide Applicators

Alabama farmers and producers sometimes must use pesticides to protect their crops and fields. Many of these are restricted-use products,... more

ACES Efforts in TAA Program Result in Positive Economic Impacts for Participants and Communities

Alabama Cooperative Extension System-sponsored training targeting Alabama producers adversely affected by unfair trade practices generated an economic impact of almost... more

How Alabama Wood Could Give Alabama Aquaponics a Competitive Edge

​Drawing an association between trees and fish would elude … most people, but the... more

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Oyster production could rise with new method

By: Nikki Buskey – Staff Writer – dailycomet.com HOUMA — Gulf of Mexico researchers hope a new oyster-farming technique will... more

Seafood interests post big week

By: Jeremy Alford – Capitol Correspondent – dailycomet.com BATON ROUGE — From new federal programs for aquaculture to an upstart... more

Researchers: Grow oysters in suspended bags

oanow.com BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU and Auburn University researchers say a new approach to growing oysters — in mesh bags strung... more

Researchers work on new oyster farming method in Mexican Gulf

By: Natalia Real – fis.com Researchers for the Louisiana State University (LSU) and Auburn University are collaborating on a new oyster farming... more

Aquaculture Workforce-Development Needs Addressed Through Distance Learning

Beyond Auburn – Fall 2009 The Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture at Auburn University, the recognized world leader in... more

Dr. Dunham Provides Benchmark Work on Catfish Hybridization

By: Charles Martin – The Catfish Journal Auburn University fisheries professor Rex Dunham, true to his school’s land-grant mission, conducts... more

Water Conservation Presentation

     The public is cordially invited to attend a presentation, Alternative sources of water… A better approach by Scott Kubiszyn,... more

Faa/Enthusiasm for Smith Lake Grows at Alabama Water Watch’s 12th Annual State of the Lake Address

     A group of over fifty Smith Lake residents gathered at Dodge City on the east side of Lewis... more

SWaMP Reaches All Ages at Syrup Sopping Day in Loachapoka

     With over 20,000 visitors (according to the Opelika-Auburn News) coming to the Loachapoka Syrup Sopping Day on October 25th,... more

What Lies Below

     While most people are attracted to the Lake Martin area by its natural beauty and recreational opportunities, some are... more

Production of Crawfish in Alabama


Crayfish are considered a delicacy in many parts of the world. In the United States, Louisiana is famous for its Cajun cuisine of which crayfish or "crawfish" is a traditional element. Outside Louisiana and a few other southeastern states, crawfish are generally hard to find in the marketplace, and most people do not know how to cook them. However, once people have sampled these delicious crustaceans, they usually want more.

Surveys suggest that many markets exist for crawfish that are not being met by the current supply. Crawfish farming has just begun in Alabama, but markets have already been identified that cannot be satisfied at current production levels. Crawfish production may be an alternative enterprise that can increase income on some Alabama farms. more...


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