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HACCP Training Offered again by Sea Grant

November 27th, 2017 by mdufour

Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) training is again being offered to processors twice a year by Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) and the LSU School of Nutrition and Food Sciences. “Seafood HACCP classes will be held in January and June,” said Evelyn Gutierrez Watts, seafood specialist with LSG and the LSU AgCenter, and an […]

Living in south Louisiana demands resiliency. Whether recovering from storms, adapting to coastal land loss or evolving a business, living on the coast requires flexibility and creativity. Kim and David Chauvin exemplify this. The Chauvins have been shrimping for 30 years. They’ve weathered many storms – both literal and figurative. When cheap imports flooded the […]

Research will be conducted in partnership with NOAA Sea Grant programs around the country NOAA has announced 32 research grants totaling $9.3 million for projects around the country to further develop the nation’s marine and coastal aquaculture industry – including one project in Louisiana. “This country, with its abundant coastline, should not have to import […]

20th Annual Ocean Commotion Held

October 25th, 2017 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant hosted the 20th annual Ocean Commotion on Oct. 24 at LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC). More than 2,000 elementary and middle school students participated in the one-day educational fair. “Ocean Commotion is our program’s premier outreach event when it comes to elementary and middle school education,” said Robert Twilley, Louisiana Sea […]

Endangered Cemetery Book Available in Fall

October 9th, 2017 by mdufour

A new Sea Grant supported book will make its debut on Oct. 28 at the Louisiana Book Festival. Fragile Grounds: Louisiana’s Endangered Cemeteries, published by University Press of Mississippi in partnership with Louisiana Sea Grant, is part of the America’s Third Coast book series. Authored by Jessica H. Schexnayder and Mary H. Manhein, Fragile Grounds […]

Phragmites Scale Newest Coastal Threat

October 4th, 2017 by mdufour

The Louisiana coast is no stranger to environmental challenges, but the threat to roseau cane (Phragmites australis) is new. About a year ago, Plaquemines Parish residents started to notice something different about the usual dense, green coast: It was thinning and browning. Roseau cane is integral to protecting the marsh from erosion because of its […]

On Sept. 22, Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) held its annual Coastal Connections Competition on the Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge campus. It drew an applicant pool of 17 students representing four different departments. After whittling the field down, 12 students presented their work and its implications to a public audience. Coastal Connections encourages graduate students to […]

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill released around 172 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf in 2010. In the following months, responders used every tool at their disposal to remove what they could from the environment. Simultaneously, scientists worked to track the path of what remained. The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program’s […]