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High Schoolers Learn the Importance of Wetlands

September 25th, 2019 by mdufour

This year marks the 32th year anniversary of Marsh Maneuvers, an educational summer camp highlighting Louisiana’s coastal wetland. Louisiana Sea Grant, the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries host the program, which provides high school-aged 4-H students from across the state an opportunity to combine classroom knowledge and first-hand coastal experiences. […]

Blue Carbon: A Buried Benefit for the Climate

September 17th, 2019 by mdufour

Some 40 percent of the nation’s coastal marshes reside in Louisiana. These wetland habitats are vital to the state’s economy, ecology, resilience and, most recently, the climate. Marshes were not always recognized for their national importance. In 1949, the federal government passed a Swamp Land Act for Louisiana designed to drain more than nine million […]

The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG) will have its scheduled four-year site review on Sept. 10-12, 2019 at the Estuary at the Water Campus, 1110 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. A federal Site Review Team convened by the National Sea Grant College Program will consider all aspects of LSG’s management and organization, […]

Two Louisiana State University students have been named 2020 Knauss Fellowship finalists. Lauren Bonatakis is a Master of Science student in the School of Renewable Natural Resources who will graduate in December. Connor Fagan graduated from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in May. “My non-linear path uniquely provided me many opportunities for growth […]

A bill adopted by the Louisiana Legislature will require all food service establishments to tell their customers if they are being served crawfish or shrimp imported from a foreign country. House Bill 335, authored by Jerry “Truck” Gisclair (D-LaRose), was approved by the Legislature on May 31. According to the bill, “the state recognizes that […]

It’s said that those who forget history end up repeating it. In southeast Louisiana, Sea Grant personnel are leading an effort to ensure locals don’t forget their communities’ flooding past. “We’ve been discussing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) High Water Mark Initiative for a while,” said Carol Franze, Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU AgCenter […]

Antibiotic Residue Found on Imported Shrimp

April 29th, 2019 by mdufour

HB335 Would Require Restaurants to Tell Patrons They’re Eating Imported Seafood BATON ROUGE – A bill being considered by the Louisiana Legislature would require all food service establishments to tell their customers if they are being served crawfish or shrimp imported from a foreign country. House Bill 335, authored by Jerry “Truck” Gisclair (D-LaRose), was […]

BATON ROUGE, La. – Regional water management has become a critical issue not only in Louisiana, but around the country and world. Repeated high water events on the Mississippi River leading to widespread flooding, rain events that leave resident’s homes flooded and streets unpassable, and storm systems that can cause personal and economic hardship are […]