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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 […]

2006 Project Proposal Becoming Reality

April 27th, 2020 by mdufour

It started as a vision in 2006. Louisiana State University landscape architecture students, supported by Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG), worked with the East Jefferson Parish Levee Board to create plans to restore wetlands and establish a passive recreational zone in the Bucktown area of New Orleans. Finally, in 2020, those plans are becoming reality. Currently […]

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) personnel have received a $40,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to help address the state’s derelict crab trap issue. Principal investigators on the project are Julie Lively, state-wide fisheries specialist for LSG and the LSU AgCenter, and Melissa Daigle, LSG resiliency specialist. Louisiana leads the nation in […]

Four CSAP Projects Announced

March 26th, 2020 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’s students involved in research relevant to Louisiana coastal protection efforts. This collaboration offers the dual benefit of engaging students in CPRA activities while providing for potential recruitment of qualified personnel. […]

Asian carp, both bighead and silver carp, have been on the rise in Louisiana since the 1980s. They have moved into the Mississippi River and our bayous disrupting the local aquatic environment. However, Chef Philippe Parola is finding a way for our fishy nemesis to move into our bellies. Indigenous to Asia, this invasive species […]

CSAP Students, Projects Announced

February 24th, 2020 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 offers the dual benefit of engaging students in CPRA activities while providing for […]

BATON ROUGE, La. (Feb. 5, 2020) – The Water Institute of the Gulf is honored to welcome three exceptional new members to the board of directors – Dr. Gerry Galloway Jr., Christy Brown and Dr. Efi Foufoula-Georgiou. The Institute is also excited to announce that Dr. Robert Twilley, executive director of the Louisiana Sea Grant […]