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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 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 […]

The 2017 hurricane season was an active one for the Coastal Emergency Risk Assessment (CERA) tool. The CERA group delivers storm surge and wave predictions for impending or active tropical cyclones in the United States. Based on the Advanced Circulation and Storm Surge model (ADCIRC), the CERA web mapping application provides an easy-to-use, interactive online […]

Louisiana Sea Grant Book Wins State Award

February 12th, 2018 by mdufour

This year’s Louisiana Literary Award winner is Ain’t There No More: Louisiana’s Disappearing Coastal Plain by Louisiana Sea Grant Scholars Carl A. Brasseaux and Donald W. Davis. In an effort to put a human face on an ecological disaster, their book chronicles the economic history of coastal Louisiana and its people. The well-chosen photographs complement […]