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The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team hosted a free workshop for those interested in learning more about how oil spill response works, both from an operational and a scientific standpoint. Led by Sea Grant oil spill specialist Monica Wilson and held in conjunction with the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Science and […]

What: Louisiana Direct Seafood Chefs Roundtable When: March 13, 2017, 9:00 – 11:00 AM Where: Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine Refresh Shopping Center, 300 N. Broad St. New Orleans Due to increased consumer interest in top quality, authentic Louisiana seafood, fisheries experts with Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at LSU will hold a roundtable discussion […]

The Time for Oyster Farming Site Selection is Now

February 21st, 2017 by gdarden

New off-bottom farming methods in Louisiana, and the Gulf region in general, are producing exceptional oysters. “Cage” culture helps ensure improved survival, meat condition and growth over traditional on-bottom reef culture – especially when growing superior-quality oysters from Louisiana Sea Grant College Program’s bivalve breeding program. But cages won’t help if the oysters are high […]

The College’s Culinary Arts Students and Local Fishermen Participated in Educational Demonstrations Chalmette, LA— Nunez Community College hosted the first Louisiana Direct Seafood Chefs Roundtable facilitated by the LSU Ag Center and the Louisiana Sea Grant on Wednesday, February 8. The purpose of the Chefs Roundtable is to connect fisherman who produce a premium product […]

Adverse Water Quality Conditions Could Threaten Oysters

February 9th, 2017 by Melissa Dufour

In Breton Sound, two opposing forces are poised to meet. Coming from the north are Louisiana’s proposed river diversions. Moving up from the south is the ever-rising Gulf of Mexico. At the intersection of these two influences sits the important oyster. The potential meeting of diversions and the Gulf creates unique conditions throughout the sound. […]

The DRAFT 2017 Coastal Master Plan and DRAFT FY 2018 Annual Plan are now available online for public review and comment. The DRAFT 2017 Coastal Master Plan sets an ambitious path to respond to the loss of our coastal land and the threats from storm surge events. The master plan, in its purest sense, is a list […]

A Declining Delicacy

December 14th, 2016 by Melissa Dufour

Soft-shell blue crabs, on average, sell for seven times more than their hard-shell counterparts. Yet, soft-shell production in Louisiana has dropped from a high of 2.37 million pounds in 1945 to a meager 9,522 pounds in 2015. Why? That’s a mystery that researchers at Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG), the University of Maryland and the Virginia […]

Pogies Could Become Pacific Fisheries Bait

October 28th, 2016 by Melissa Dufour

Gulf of Mexico menhaden – known as pogies – are finding their way into Northwest Pacific waters as a possible alternative bait for the commercial Dungeness crab fishery. Through the efforts of the Louisiana and Washington Sea Grant programs, Louisiana Bait Products Inc. of Abbeville connected with the Lummi Nation, a Puget Sound Native American […]