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Students from Louisiana State University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Nicholls State University, Tulane University, the University of New Orleans, the Episcopal School of Baton Rouge and LUMCON won awards for their research presentations and posters at State of the Coast 2018. Each of the 12 students received $350. Winners in the undergraduate student […]

It was 86 degrees in Baton Rouge on July 1, 1968 – cooler than usual. The median monthly income of a family in the United states was $719. A woman’s haircut cost $2.15. Gasoline averaged 34 cents per gallon. And with initial funding of $198,000 from the federal government, the Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) College […]

In Memory of Elizabeth Coleman

June 5th, 2018 by mdufour

Elizabeth Benton Coleman Becker May 2, 1941 – May 20, 2018 Elizabeth Benton Coleman Becker died at her residence in Baton Rouge on May 20, 2018, at the age of 77. She had served as communications director with Louisiana Sea Grant for 25 years. She was born on May 2, 1941, in Minden, La., and […]

Delcambre Direct Goes Digital

April 24th, 2018 by mdufour

The Port of Delcambre and Louisiana Direct Seafood (LDS) have partnered to take Delcambre’s monthly seafood and farmers’ market offerings from the dock to web browsers this summer. A variety of seafood items for consumers to purchase from the comfort of their homes will be available to the public through www.delcambremarket.org as early as May 2018. […]

2018 UROP Projects Announced

March 16th, 2018 by mdufour

This year the Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) College Program will fund nine Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) projects. Established in 1992 to provide talented undergraduate students with hands-on research experience, it has funded more than 175 projects. “The UROP program has served as a gateway to the world of research for many students,” said Matt […]

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) boasts the oldest legal program in the country, established in 1970. Originally, called the Louisiana Sea Grant Legal Program, today, its moniker is the Louisiana Sea Grant Law and Policy Program (SGLPP). “In the beginning, the legal program was housed in the sub-basement of the old law building at LSU,” said […]

A new report from the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG) examines the growing conflict over public and private access claims to the state’s coastal waters. The report, Preliminary Options for Establishing Recreational Servitudes for Aquatic Access over Private Water Bottoms, was completed in early March. The document emanates from a 2017 legislative mandate (HR […]

Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit 2018

February 26th, 2018 by mdufour

The Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit will be Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. This free expo is the state’s premier commercial fishing and seafood industry event, attracting hundreds of commercial fishermen, seafood dealers, processors and others. This year’s Summit will be structured as an expo, with an open trade show […]