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Trout Producers and Dealers

Following is a list of trout producers and dealers. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University do not endorse these individuals or companies or the services and products they provide. This is a partial list of supplies k…

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Timetable for Pond Owner Services

The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (DWFF) of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources provides a variety of services for the private pond owner. These services include, pond balance checks, fish kill inves…

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Tilapia Producers and Dealers

Following is a list of tilapia producers and dealers. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University do not endorse these individuals or companies or the services and products they provide. This is a partial list of supplies…

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Threadfin Shad Producers and Dealers

Following is a list of threadfin shad (Dorosoma petenense) producers and dealers. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University do not endorse these individuals or companies or the services and products they provide. This i…

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The Jubilee Phenomenon

Jubilee! This cry is eagerly awaited each summer by Mobile Bay residents. They are excited by the prospect of gigging hundreds of flounder or catching tubs of crabs in just a few hours.

Although jubilees have been reported in other areas…

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Suppliers for Minnows and Shiners

Following is a list of suppliers for minnows and shiners. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University do not endorse these individuals or companies or the services and products they provide. This is a partial list of supp…

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Shrimp in Alabama

Shrimp, along with crabs, lobsters, and crayfish, are among the kinds of invertebrates called decapods (ten feet) that are included in the class Crustacea. There are about 8,500 species of decapods, including 2,000 species of shrimp, in the…

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Relative Weight: An Easy-to-Measure Index of Fish Condition

Fisheries biologists use many different tools and techniques to determine the proper management of fish populations in our lakes, streams, and ponds. Some of these techniques are fairly simple and can be used by pond owners to help manage t…

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Red Drum in Alabama

Red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, is one of 160 species of fish that scientists place in the drum family (Sciaenidae). Other drums familiar to Gulf Coast residents are the black drum, Atlantic croaker, spotted seatrout, white trout, and spot. …

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Producers of Sportfish (Largemouth Bass, Bream) for Stocking

Following is a list of current producers of sportfish (largermouth bass, bream, etc.) for stocking. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University do not endorse these individuals or companies or the services and products th…

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Mariculture: A Developing Industry

The terms mariculture and aquaculture are often used interchangeably, but they actually have different meanings. Aquaculture is a general term that refers to production of plants or animals in water in which the producer controls a minimum …

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Life History of the Gray Triggerfish

The gray triggerfish, Balistes capriscus, is one of the most abundant fishes along the northeast Gulf of Mexico. It is also one of the most unusual fishes in this region. They are not the typical streamlined fish, but are short and stout wi…

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Koi (Colorful Carp) Suppliers

Following is a list of koi (colorful carp) suppliers. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University do not endorse these individuals or companies or the services and products they provide. This is a partial list of supplies…

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Rip-offs and Fraud Cost Money

Rip-offs and fraud are unscrupulous ways to separate people from their hard-earned money. Many consumers are unaware of deceptive tactics that exist in the marketplace. Occasionally, greed causes people to seek offers that seem too good to …

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