The workshop “Red Tide Stinks! Shellfish Industry Strategies for dealing with Harmful Algae Blooms,” has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2017.
Detecting Red Tide: Sea Grant Researcher Finds Efficient Method To Detect Toxins And Evaluate Shellfish Closures
Blooms of Florida red tides can lead to significant economic losses because shellfish harvesting areas must be closed to prevent consumers from contracting neurotoxic shellfish poisoning, or NSP.
Handheld sensor technology created by Florida Sea Grant researchers is changing how fake seafood is detected.
The 2.5-day training helps seafood importers, processors and distributors comply with implementation of a HACCP program in commercial and regulatory settings.
Grady Leavins was a strong advocate of the use of research, education and outreach to find scientific solutions to problem facing the state’s oyster industry.
Steve Otwell, a Florida Sea Grant seafood specialist emeritus has been awarded the Trans-Atlantic Fisheries Technology Conference 2015 Lifetime Achievement award.
Baker hopes to develop new relationships with Florida companies that supply, purchase and prepare seafood and determine what issues they may be facing and work to solve them.
Lionfish is not a traditional or likely seafood selection, but growing interest in response to its invasive and increasing abundance has stirred recreational and commercial interest. Seafood specialist Steve Otwell offers this perspective. Handling Eating lionfish, Pterois miles or Pterois volitans, is being encouraged as one of the best options to mitigate the harmful…
This report summarizes efforts conducted through the University of Florida Oyster Recovery Team, in collaboration with various stakeholders, to describe conditions in Apalachicola Bay prior to and after a historic collapse of the oyster fishery. The report characterizes conditions in the bay, reviews possible causes for the fishery collapse, and outlines a plan for future…
Grouper is one of Florida’s most valuable commercial fisheries. In 2011 over 6.9 million pounds were landed in the state with an estimated dockside value of over $19 million. However,because of its economic value, popularity among consumers, and limited supply, grouper has been the target of species substitution and mislabeling by some wholesalers, restaurants, and…