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Shrimp black gill to be discussed
boiled shrimp
Experts worry that black gill will render the area's shrimp inedible. - photo by Stock photo

In recent years, Georgia shrimpers have been very concerned about black gill, a mysterious condition affecting the coastal-shrimp population, and one many shrimpers believe might be largely responsible for reduced shrimp harvests.
Marc Frischer, a professor at the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, 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.  
Frischer will discuss his ongoing research into black gill in shrimp in an Evening @ Skidaway program Tuesday, May 12.
The program will be in the McGowan Library at the UGA Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle on Skidaway Island. It will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., and the lecture will follow at 7:15 p.m.
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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