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Evening @ Skidaway to provide discussion on black gill in shrimp

Marc Frischer, a professor at the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, will discuss his ongoing research into black gill in shrimp in an Evening @ Skidaway program. Open free to the public, the program will be held March 12 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.