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Louisiana Knauss Finalists Named

July 21st, 2020 by mdufour

The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program has three Knauss Fellowship finalists for 2021. They are Kenneth Erickson, Mary Grace Lemon and Caleb Taylor, all Louisiana State University (LSU) graduate students. The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, is a unique professional development opportunity for students with an […]

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is focusing $100,000 for COVID-19 response from the National Sea Grant College Program toward enhancing the state’s seafood alternative marketing efforts. “The goal of the Direct Seafood Marketing Program (DSMP) is to boost previous direct marketing investments in a statewide effort,” said Robert Twilley, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program executive director. […]

Grant Allows PACIT to Build Dock

June 10th, 2020 by mdufour

With the help of Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) and other partners, the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT) has a new bulkhead and dock. “A grant opportunity from BHP Billiton, administered by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, had some very specific conditions,” said Melissa Daigle, LSG’s resiliency specialist. “The money had to go to a Native American […]

Have you ever heard of an apple snail? Unfortunately, it is not a “tasty-twist” on escargot, but rather an invasive species in Louisiana. The first reported sighting of the apple snail was in 2006 and it has since grown into a pest for Louisiana crawfish farmers. In 2018, one Acadia Parish farm had to shut […]

Kerrin Toner, a master’s student in the College of the Coast and Environment at Louisiana State University (LSU), has been selected as a 2020-2022 Coastal Management Fellow. She will work as part of the US Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management Program for two years as she helps them update the St. Thomas East End Reserves […]

2006 Project Proposal Becoming Reality

April 27th, 2020 by mdufour

It started as a vision in 2006. Louisiana State University landscape architecture students, supported by Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG), worked with the East Jefferson Parish Levee Board to create plans to restore wetlands and establish a passive recreational zone in the Bucktown area of New Orleans. Finally, in 2020, those plans are becoming reality. Currently […]

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) personnel have received a $40,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to help address the state’s derelict crab trap issue. Principal investigators on the project are Julie Lively, state-wide fisheries specialist for LSG and the LSU AgCenter, and Melissa Daigle, LSG resiliency specialist. Louisiana leads the nation in […]

Four CSAP Projects Announced

March 26th, 2020 by mdufour

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is continuing its commitment to the Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP). This program provides support for master’s students involved in research relevant to Louisiana coastal protection efforts. This collaboration offers the dual benefit of engaging students in CPRA activities while providing for potential recruitment of qualified personnel. […]