Evening @ Skidaway examines black gill in shrimp

Digital StillCameraUGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Marc Frischer will discuss his ongoing research into black gill in shrimp in an Evening @ Skidaway program on March 12th. The program will be in the McGowan Library at the UGA Skidaway Institute, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. to be followed by the lecture program at 7:15 p.m.

In recent years, Georgia shrimpers have been very concerned about black gill, a mysterious condition affecting the coastal shrimp population. While the condition does not affect the edibility of the shrimp, many shrimpers believe that black gill may be largely responsible for reduced shrimp harvests. Frischer is leading a research project involving scientists, regulators and shrimpers from three states in an effort to determine the cause, effects and possible solutions to the black gill problem.

An “Evening @ Skidaway” is sponsored by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the Associates of Skidaway Institute.

The free program is open to the public.

For additional information, call 912-598-2325.

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