GulfQuest Creature Feature: Oysters

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155 S Water St

Mobile, AL 36602

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We are excited about our Creature Feature event! It focuses on the economic and ecological impact of oysters in the Gulf of Mexico. Come to GulfQuest National Maritime Museum to sample locally-sourced seafood and participate in a round table discussion about oysters with the experts: farmers, fishermen, environmentalists, and chefs. Catering is by Naman’s and among our refreshments we will serve GulfQuest’s own RumRunner punch. Four distinguished panelists will discuss prepared questions and then take guest questions from the floor.

Judy Haner is the marine and freshwater programs Director for The Nature Conservancy in Alabama, where she oversees marine, estuarine and freshwater restoration. Her work is centered on coastal ecology, regional conservation and linking communities with resources. Judy received a master’s degree from the College of William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science, where she researched crustacean population dynamics and studied the impacts of water quality on molting blue crabs.

As the Executive Director of Oysters South, Beth Walton’s mission is to aid in cultivating successful oyster farms, healthy waters, and the birth of new traditions in the Gulf of Mexico region. Beth also serves on the Board of Directors for The Gulf Seafood Foundation. Before joining Oysters South, Beth led education and outreach efforts at the Alabama Coastal Foundation. Beth has a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire.

Rosa Zirlott is the owner and operator of Murder Point Oysters in Bayou la Batre, Alabama. Rosa is among the fifth generation of her family to enter the commercial fishing industry. In 2014, Rosa and her family expanded their commercial fishing tradition to include oyster farming. Today the Zirlotts have two oyster farms located in the waters near Grand Bay and Mon Louis Island. Their oysters are highly coveted around the country for their half-shell presentations.

Chef Miller graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, and calls Pensacola home. He is the Founding and Executive Chef at Jackson’s Steakhouse in Pensacola and has published two cookbooks: Panhandle to Pan: Recipes and Stories from Florida's New Redneck Riviera Gulf Coast Oysters & Classic and Modern Recipes of a Southern Renaissance.

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GulfQuest

155 S Water St

Mobile, AL 36602

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