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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 […]

Celebrating 50 Years of Sea Grant Research

October 17th, 2018 by mdufour

When Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) was founded, coastal research was in its infancy. “In 1968, 50 schools offered degrees in marine science. Not one was in Louisiana,” remembered LSG’s first director, Jack Van Lopik in a recorded interview. Under his leadership and with new funding provided by Sea Grant, coastal research in Louisiana blossomed. The […]

The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team received the National Superior Outreach Programming Award (SOPA), Sea Grant’s highest Extension honor. The team of outreach professionals is based in programs located around the Gulf of Mexico and works to synthesize and share peer-reviewed findings about oil spill impacts for audiences who rely on healthy marine […]

CSAP Students, Projects Announced

September 28th, 2018 by mdufour

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is continuing its commitment to the Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP). This program provides support for Master of Science students involved in science or engineering research relevant to Louisiana coastal protection efforts. This collaboration provides the dual benefit of engaging students in CPRA activities while providing for […]