Sea Briefs is a report on the results of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.
Editor: Valerie Winn
Front page kayaking photo: Leah Bray
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MASGC supports applied, interdisciplinary marine science research, education and outreach efforts to foster the sustainable development and management of the Mississippi and Alabama coasts and nearshore ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico
AUMERC Sponsors Seafood Safety Workshops
Sea Grant extension agents at The Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center (AUMERC) in April sponsored two seafood safety workshops, one in Bayou La Batre, Ala., and the other in Biloxi, Miss. The workshops were taught by Robert Becker, a seafood technologist with AUMERC, and Dr. Linda Andrews, a retired associate research and extension professor with Mississippi State University.
The workshops provide seafood regulators and members of the seafood industry with the knowledge and tools to assist the seafood industry and to enforce the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. The course also covered the seven basic principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and the sanitation requirementsof the regulations.The FDA Seafood HACCP Regulation became effective in December 1997 and requires all seafood processors to use the HACCP principles. A total of 32 people participated. The industries represented included shrimp, crabmeat,oysters and specialty seafood items.