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BATON ROUGE, La. – Regional water management has become a critical issue not only in Louisiana, but around the country and world. Repeated high water events on the Mississippi River leading to widespread flooding, rain events that leave resident’s homes flooded and streets unpassable, and storm systems that can cause personal and economic hardship are […]

Keeping Skinny Oysters off the Menu

April 8th, 2019 by mdufour

Louisiana is an oyster epicenter. More eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) are harvested here than any other state. Their economic value in the last decade has been over half a billion dollars. And oysters provide more than commercial benefit by providing ecosystem services like water filtration, shoreline stabilization and enhancing other fisheries. Oysters are particular about […]

UROP 2019 Announced

March 27th, 2019 by mdufour

Since its establishment in 1992, Louisiana Sea Grant’s (LSG) Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) has provided assistance to more than 150 talented undergraduate students interested in pursuing advanced studies in marine-related disciplines. The program awards grants up to $3,000 each to assist with a hands-on research, student wages, travel and supplies. Amber Jarrell, Dominique Angibeau, […]

Tell-Tail Signs of Louisiana Crawfish

March 19th, 2019 by mdufour

In the summer of 2017, packages of Louisiana crawfish tail meat were being rejected by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF). Since Louisiana is home to more than 90 percent of the nation’s crawfish farms, it was a concern. So, what in the tail was going on with Louisiana crawfish meat? “LDAF detected […]

Commercial Fishermen Meeting in Abbeville

March 14th, 2019 by mdufour

Boat captains as well as boat owners, dock managers and processors are invited to attend a pre-season meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at the Vermilion LSU AgCenter Office in Abbeville (1105 W. Port Street). The meeting, which is organized by the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant, will begin with registration at 8:15 a.m. It […]

Callam Named Oyster Lab Director

February 28th, 2019 by mdufour

After an international search, Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) has appointed Brian Callam, PhD, to be the new director of the Grand Isle Oyster Research Lab (GIORL). Operated through a partnership between Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and LSG, the GIORL helps support the work of the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery. As director of […]

Looking Back and Looking Forward

December 7th, 2018 by mdufour

As 2018 comes to a close, so does the 50th anniversary of the Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) College Program. “A lot of people ask me what is a Sea Grant college? I like to say that Sea Grant is to the coast what a Land Grant college is to agriculture. That is what Sea Grant […]

Louisiana Sea Grant will receive nearly $700,000 in grants for sustainable marine and coastal aquaculture research. A total of $11 million in aquaculture grants are being awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for 22 research projects across the country. The grants were awarded to address specific priorities of the 2018 Sea Grant […]