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The win-win-win will address food shortages and keep local jobs afloat WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) decision to purchase U.S. shrimp for distribution to community food and nutrition programs nationwide after Graves worked with the USDA to secure a commitment of up to 20 million pounds from Louisiana […]

Rising temperatures bring the added risk of ocean acidification. In an effort to train Gulf of Mexico researchers to rapidly respond to changing ocean acidities, the Louisiana and Texas Sea Grant programs are partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Acidification Program to provide graduate student fellowships that build the research capacity […]

Louisiana Sea Grant is continuing its investment in aquaculture by funding two projects looking at prominent aquaculture industries in the state. Over the next few years $292,094 in federal research funds will be supporting two projects in Louisiana—one in briny estuaries and one in freshwater ponds. Aquaculture is an increasingly important industry, representing a way […]

Louisiana Knauss Finalists Named

July 21st, 2020 by mdufour

The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program has three Knauss Fellowship finalists for 2021. They are Kenneth Erickson, Mary Grace Lemon and Caleb Taylor, all Louisiana State University (LSU) graduate students. The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, is a unique professional development opportunity for students with an […]

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is focusing $100,000 for COVID-19 response from the National Sea Grant College Program toward enhancing the state’s seafood alternative marketing efforts. “The goal of the Direct Seafood Marketing Program (DSMP) is to boost previous direct marketing investments in a statewide effort,” said Robert Twilley, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program executive director. […]

Grant Allows PACIT to Build Dock

June 10th, 2020 by mdufour

With the help of Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) and other partners, the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT) has a new bulkhead and dock. “A grant opportunity from BHP Billiton, administered by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, had some very specific conditions,” said Melissa Daigle, LSG’s resiliency specialist. “The money had to go to a Native American […]

Have you ever heard of an apple snail? Unfortunately, it is not a “tasty-twist” on escargot, but rather an invasive species in Louisiana. The first reported sighting of the apple snail was in 2006 and it has since grown into a pest for Louisiana crawfish farmers. In 2018, one Acadia Parish farm had to shut […]

Kerrin Toner, a master’s student in the College of the Coast and Environment at Louisiana State University (LSU), has been selected as a 2020-2022 Coastal Management Fellow. She will work as part of the US Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management Program for two years as she helps them update the St. Thomas East End Reserves […]