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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 […]

The Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX), along with UNO’s Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) and Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG), have partnered for a project aimed at supporting resilient coastal communities in a changing climate. The team has been awarded a $298,525 grant through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Program Office’s […]

Louisiana Sea Grant Marks a Half Century

January 29th, 2018 by mdufour

It was 86 degrees in Baton Rouge on July 1, 1968 – cooler than usual. The median monthly income of a family in the United states was $719. A woman’s haircut cost $2.15. Gasoline averaged 34 cents per gallon. And with initial funding of $198,000 from the federal government, Louisiana Sea Grant was born. Two […]

Supan Announces Retirement

January 9th, 2018 by mdufour

Research professor, oyster specialist and Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) Oyster Research Lab director John Supan retired Dec. 31, 2017, after more than three decades with LSU. Supan first began work with LSG in 1984 as an area fisheries agent for Sea Grant and the LSU AgCenter, serving St. Tammany, Orleans and Tangipahoa parishes. During the […]