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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 […]

A Living Laboratory: Watch the Delta Grow

January 3rd, 2018 by mdufour

While the majority of Louisiana’s coast is seeing consistent and severe land loss, the Wax Lake Delta has been experiencing the exact opposite. Watch the Delta Grow ( is a collaborative, educational project established by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG), the LSU College of Human Sciences and Education and the LSU Coastal Sustainability […]

Research Projects for 2018 Omnibus Announced

December 18th, 2017 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is taking a different approach to the research it intends to support for the 2018-2020 omnibus cycle. In addition to funding three traditional core projects, LSG will also fund four collaborative, integrated research teams. The execution of these projects is subject to the availability of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) […]

“There’s a worm on my oyster!” Some social media topics can be factual or fiction, and a recent one complaining of a red worm on an oyster being served on the half-shell at a restaurant leans towards both. Oysters along the Gulf of Mexico are mostly harvested from both public and private oyster reefs. Oyster […]

HACCP Training Offered again by Sea Grant

November 27th, 2017 by mdufour

Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) training is again being offered to processors twice a year by Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) and the LSU School of Nutrition and Food Sciences. “Seafood HACCP classes will be held in January and June,” said Evelyn Gutierrez Watts, seafood specialist with LSG and the LSU AgCenter, and an […]

Living in south Louisiana demands resiliency. Whether recovering from storms, adapting to coastal land loss or evolving a business, living on the coast requires flexibility and creativity. Kim and David Chauvin exemplify this. The Chauvins have been shrimping for 30 years. They’ve weathered many storms – both literal and figurative. When cheap imports flooded the […]

Research will be conducted in partnership with NOAA Sea Grant programs around the country NOAA has announced 32 research grants totaling $9.3 million for projects around the country to further develop the nation’s marine and coastal aquaculture industry – including one project in Louisiana. “This country, with its abundant coastline, should not have to import […]