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BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, Louisiana’s Seafood Future released a report that summarizes a year of outreach to the Louisiana seafood industry. The report’s findings draw on public meetings with and surveys completed by seafood industry members in the last year. Governor John Bel Edwards spurred this effort in early 2018, when he asked the […]

LaDIA Faculty Fellows Selected

October 2nd, 2019 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant has selected 15 tenure-track faculty from six university campuses as 2019 LaDIA Fellows. Louisiana Discovery-Integration-Applications (LaDIA) Fellows receive training from experts in science communication and outreach, while broadening their knowledge of coastal concerns. The new LaDIA Fellows are: Kelly Boyle, University of New Orleans (UNO) Ignatius Cahyanto, University of Louisiana at Lafayette […]

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 […]