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Louisiana commercial fishermen have a short window of time to apply for Rural Relief Small Business Grants from the Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) and Lowe’s. Grants of up to $20,000 for Hurricanes Laura and Delta will be the focus of application windows that open Oct. 26 and close Nov. 2, and re-open Nov. 26 […]

Seafood HACCP Training Adapted Due to COVID-19

September 29th, 2020 by mdufour

Training in Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is mandated for seafood processors, packers, wholesales, importers, harvesters and warehouses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Basic HACCP courses teach the principles of HACCP and empower processors to develop HACCP plans specific for each seafood product they handle or produce. Due to restrictions with […]

Louisiana Sea Grant Welcomes New Staff Member

September 8th, 2020 by mdufour

LaTosha Mullins is the new executive assistant for the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program’s executive director, Robert Twilley. Mullins received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Louisiana State University. As an undergraduate, she majored in biological sciences with a minor in secondary education; afterward, she pursued a master’s in public administration. Before her time […]

Ocean Commotion Moving Online this Fall

August 14th, 2020 by mdufour

The 23rd Annual Ocean Commotion will be going virtual, allowing more schools and students to participate. Typically, Ocean Commotion is held on the Louisiana State University Baton Rouge campus each fall and attracts more than 2,000 students, as well as teachers and chaperones, to the coastal stewardship fair. Exhibitors usually number 60 or more. Information […]

LSU EnvironMentors Marks 10 Years

August 14th, 2020 by mdufour

Ten years ago, this fall, a group of 15 Scotlandville Magnet High School students visited Louisiana State University (LSU) for the first time as part of a new program called EnvironMentors. There were only a handful of EnvironMentor chapters across the country in 2010. And some LSU graduate students proposed establishing a chapter on the […]

Louisiana Sea Grant COVID-19 Response

August 13th, 2020 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is no stranger to natural and manmade disasters. Since 2005, the program has responded to half a dozen hurricanes, two floods, the nation’s largest oil spill, fisheries disaster declarations and now a global pandemic. The following text highlights how Louisiana Sea Grant has been responding to the challenges caused by COVID-19. […]

The win-win-win will address food shortages and keep local jobs afloat WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) decision to purchase U.S. shrimp for distribution to community food and nutrition programs nationwide after Graves worked with the USDA to secure a commitment of up to 20 million pounds from Louisiana […]

Rising temperatures bring the added risk of ocean acidification. In an effort to train Gulf of Mexico researchers to rapidly respond to changing ocean acidities, the Louisiana and Texas Sea Grant programs are partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Acidification Program to provide graduate student fellowships that build the research capacity […]