LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant, as part of Louisiana Fisheries Forward (LFF), will host a Market Ready workshop for fishermen, dock owners and processors that presents key business techniques to improve the quality of harvest and to make their seafood ready for market or retail. The event is scheduled for July 24, 9:30 am […]

The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG) will have four Knauss Fellows in Washington D.C., in 2018 – a first. “This is truly an honor for Louisiana Sea Grant,” said Robert Twilley, LSG executive director. “We’ve typically had one, sometimes two fellows in any given class. For us to have four is unprecedented. I can’t […]

A national conservation success story has emerged from an unlikely place – the swamps of Louisiana. The reversal of fortune seen with the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) illustrates the benefit of allowing economic and environmental interests to work in tandem. Amid concerns of a population decline, Louisiana closed its alligator harvest in 1962. The alligator […]

In April, St. Bernard Parish Government’s (SBPG) Coastal Division and volunteers from multiple agencies and institutions planted 1,000 black mangrove trees in the eastern Biloxi Marsh. This is the first project of the St. Bernard Parish Black Mangrove Planting Program, a collaboration between the SPBG Coastal Division and several schools and organizations, to address coastal […]

Louisiana Sea Grant Fills Six Vacancies

June 20th, 2017 by mdufour

Since January, Louisiana Sea Grant has welcomed six new staff members into an array of positions across the program. Katharine Bailey is the new assistant to LSG Executive Director Robert Twilley. Bailey earned a bachelor of arts in English from LSU. She replaces Judy Johnson, who is now Sea Grant’s sponsored research coordinator. Previously employed […]

Finding Common Ground is a recently-released documentary exploring “traditional ecological knowledge” and its importance in planning for coastal restoration in Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta. Viewers can learn about the complex environmental challenges, and some of the proposed solutions, through the eyes and voices of local residents, scientists (including Louisiana Sea Grant personnel), fishermen and policy […]

Louisiana Sea Grant executive director Robert Twilley is the recipient of the 2017 National Wetlands Award for Science Research from the Environmental Law Institute (ELI). He will receive his award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 18 at the U.S. Botanic Gardens. “(Robert) is a world-class wetlands researcher who has been conducting vital […]

(DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala.) — In an effort to improve survival of oyster larvae grown at the Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory, scientists are adopting innovative techniques developed by John Supan of the Louisiana Sea Grant Oyster Research Laboratory. These high-density larval culture techniques will allow for tighter control of production conditions. This effort to help the […]