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The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG) will have its scheduled four-year site review on Sept. 10-12, 2019 at the LSU Center for River Studies, 100 Terrace Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. A federal Site Review Team convened by the National Sea Grant College Program will consider all aspects of LSG’s management and organization, performance, […]

Two Louisiana State University students have been named 2020 Knauss Fellowship finalists. Lauren Bonatakis is a Master of Science student in the School of Renewable Natural Resources who will graduate in December. Connor Fagan graduated from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in May. “My non-linear path uniquely provided me many opportunities for growth […]

A bill adopted by the Louisiana Legislature will require all food service establishments to tell their customers if they are being served crawfish or shrimp imported from a foreign country. House Bill 335, authored by Jerry “Truck” Gisclair (D-LaRose), was approved by the Legislature on May 31. According to the bill, “the state recognizes that […]

It’s said that those who forget history end up repeating it. In southeast Louisiana, Sea Grant personnel are leading an effort to ensure locals don’t forget their communities’ flooding past. “We’ve been discussing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) High Water Mark Initiative for a while,” said Carol Franze, Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU AgCenter […]

Antibiotic Residue Found on Imported Shrimp

April 29th, 2019 by mdufour

HB335 Would Require Restaurants to Tell Patrons They’re Eating Imported Seafood BATON ROUGE – A bill being considered by the Louisiana Legislature would require all food service establishments to tell their customers if they are being served crawfish or shrimp imported from a foreign country. House Bill 335, authored by Jerry “Truck” Gisclair (D-LaRose), was […]

BATON ROUGE, La. – Regional water management has become a critical issue not only in Louisiana, but around the country and world. Repeated high water events on the Mississippi River leading to widespread flooding, rain events that leave resident’s homes flooded and streets unpassable, and storm systems that can cause personal and economic hardship are […]

Keeping Skinny Oysters off the Menu

April 8th, 2019 by mdufour

Louisiana is an oyster epicenter. More eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) are harvested here than any other state. Their economic value in the last decade has been over half a billion dollars. And oysters provide more than commercial benefit by providing ecosystem services like water filtration, shoreline stabilization and enhancing other fisheries. Oysters are particular about […]

UROP 2019 Announced

March 27th, 2019 by mdufour

Since its establishment in 1992, Louisiana Sea Grant’s (LSG) Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) has provided assistance to more than 150 talented undergraduate students interested in pursuing advanced studies in marine-related disciplines. The program awards grants up to $3,000 each to assist with a hands-on research, student wages, travel and supplies. Amber Jarrell, Dominique Angibeau, […]