USHAB Stakeholders, Scientists & Community Meeting ‐ Roundtable

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Perdido Beach Resort

27200 Perdido Beach Boulevard

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Orange Beach, AL 36561

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Please join panelists and community members for a discussion on Harmful Algae Blooms

About this Event

Autumn in the Northern Gulf of Mexico can be a wonderful time of year, but it is also when harmful algal blooms (HABs), particularly red tides, are likely to enter our area. These toxic phytoplankton blooms grow quickly under the right conditions and have the potential to effects the health of marine life and humans living on nearby shores. Moreover, HAB events can close fisheries and deter tourists, impacting localities economically in many ways.

For that reason, the University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, in partnership with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, is hosting a free two-hour stakeholder discussion session at the upcoming 10th US HAB symposium being held at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. on Wednesday November 6th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Ballroom.

This session will allow commercial and recreational fishers, shellfish growers and harvesters, tourism professionals, natural resource managers, and others the opportunity to share their concerns about HABs and to hear from scientists on the forefront of current research. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to help prioritize research projects in our area of the Gulf and provide valuable feedback to session leaders about existing needs for HAB preparation and recovery in our coastal communities. Input and questions gathered during the session will be compiled into a post-session summary document for distribution to session participants, local government officials, and policy makers.

To learn more about the session and view a draft agenda, visit the US HAB symposium website at: ushabs.com

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions (Melissa Partyka, mlp0069@auburn.edu or Alison Robertson, arobertson@disl.org) about this stakeholder session or with any other questions related to this important topic. Please share this message with anyone you think would benefit from attending this event.

The purpose of this session is to:

Allow stakeholders to share their concerns about HABs.

Hear from scientists studying HABs in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.

Discuss priorities and needs of stakeholders to prepare for and recover from HABs.

Prioritize research to be conducted in the future

Tentative Agenda:

4:00 Greetings and Introductions Alison Robertson, DISL

4:10 Panelist self-introductions and stories Panelists TBD

4:40 Facilitated Q/A with panelists and audience Alison Robertson, DISL & Missy Partyka, Sea Grant

5:30 Next steps, identifying needs moving forward Alison Robertson, DISL & Missy Partyka, Sea Grant

5:50 Final thoughts, adjourn Alison Robertson, DISL

Oyster social to follow at Big Beach Brewing Company 6:30-8pm

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Perdido Beach Resort

27200 Perdido Beach Boulevard

BALLROOM

Orange Beach, AL 36561

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