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The Snapper Project

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The Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center (AUMERC) serves the citizens of Alabama's coastal counties in many ways. AUMERC staff members, in partnership with Auburn University's Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, are investigating ways to restore damaged oyster beds in Mobile Bay. Other projects include developing techniques to culture shrimp (for bait or food markets) and bait minnows in coastal Alabama. Past projects focused on shrimp ecology and the potential of the Eastern oyster as an aquaculture product
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At the Claude Peteet Mariculture Center (CPMC), Gulf Shores, Alabama, AUMERC and Auburn University are currently conducting studies involving red snapper culture. This project seeks solutions to all aspects of red snapper culture with special emphasis on brood stock development and larval survival. A special aspect of the project is to involve the Alma Bryant High School Aquaculture Program in red snapper feeding experiments.
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