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Oct
24
Thu
2019
Ocean Commotion 2019
Oct 24 @ 8:45 am – 1:30 pm

OC: Save the Date 2019

Nov
19
Tue
2019
LSU Science Café: Fish on the Table—Sustaining Louisiana’s Commercial Fisheries @ Varsity Theatre
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Louisiana Sea Grant College Program Executive Director and LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Professor Robert Twilley for an engaging talk about our fisheries’ greatest challenges and adaptations to a changing environment.

LSU Science Café is sponsored by the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development and held on the last Tuesday (or in this case, third Tuesday, because of Thanksgiving) of each month. Doors open at 5 p.m. for networking and light refreshments, and the talk will start at 6 p.m. People of all ages are welcome.

Dec
4
Wed
2019
International Workboat Show @ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day
Jan
8
Wed
2020
LaDIA Fellows Program — Retreat #2 @ South Central Louisiana
Jan 8 – Jan 10 all-day

Retreat #2 — January 8-10, 2020

Skill Focus: Sharing Your Message with the Media
Application: Writing for General Audiences & Interview Prep

2019-2020 LaDIA Fellows will explore the coast, in person and in detail. Skills are taught in the context of different coastal regions and their unique challenges.

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo Volunteer Day: Barataria Basin @ Jean Lafitte Harbor
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Louisiana Sea Grant, working with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and community volunteers, is on a mission to clean coastal waters of derelict crab traps.

Derelict traps are those that have been discarded, lost or abandoned in the environment. Traps can be accidentally lost if they become separated from their buoys by storms or passing boats. Many continue to fish, ensnaring blue crabs and other important aquatic species. Additionally, these wire mesh enclosures pose a potential navigation hazard to boats and can become entangled in other fishing gear like shrimp trawl nets.

In addition to removal, the project includes an educational element designed to reduce the number of traps lost annually and to lessen the impacts of traps in the environment. Data were also collected on the number and types of animals found in the recovered crab traps.

2020 Proposed Derelict Crab Trap Closures

Feb
15
Sat
2020
Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo Volunteer Day: Calcasieu Basin @ Cameron Parish public boat launch
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Louisiana Sea Grant, working with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and community volunteers, is on a mission to clean coastal waters of derelict crab traps.

Derelict traps are those that have been discarded, lost or abandoned in the environment. Traps can be accidentally lost if they become separated from their buoys by storms or passing boats. Many continue to fish, ensnaring blue crabs and other important aquatic species. Additionally, these wire mesh enclosures pose a potential navigation hazard to boats and can become entangled in other fishing gear like shrimp trawl nets.

In addition to removal, the project includes an educational element designed to reduce the number of traps lost annually and to lessen the impacts of traps in the environment. Data were also collected on the number and types of animals found in the recovered crab traps.

2020 Proposed Derelict Crab Trap Closures

Mar
11
Wed
2020
2020 Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit @ Pontchartrain Center
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Join us at the Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit on March 11, 2020 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.

Catch up on what’s new in the industry with hands-on demonstrations and an open trade show that will help all participants connect with the changing world of seafood.  Produced by Louisiana Sea Grant, LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries – with their industry partners – it is part of the Louisiana Fisheries Forward (LFF) education initiative.

LFF Summit 2020 flyer

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This free event will include lunch (with advance registration).

Register as a participant (fisherman or processor) or vendor.

Workshops will run throughout the day, in conjunction with a trade show that features hands-on demonstrations on safety, innovative handling and processing equipment,
gear and techniques.

  • ‘Future of the Fleet’: who will be our fishermen?
  • Impacts of fresh water: 2019 flooding
  • Operational plans for mid-Barataria diversion project
  • FDA testing of seafood imports
  • LA oysters: the way forward
  • Black drum/sheepshead fishery analysis

These topics and more for all seafood sectors!

May
27
Wed
2020
LaDIA Fellows Program — Retreat #3 @ Southwestern Louisiana
May 27 – May 29 all-day

Retreat #3 — May 27-29, 2020

Skill Focus: Sharing Your Message with Communities
Application: Outreach and Research Design

2019-2020 LaDIA Fellows will explore the coast, in person and in detail. Skills are taught in the context of different coastal regions and their unique challenges.