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After 32 years as the Louisiana Sea Grant/LSU AgCenter marine extension agent for Cameron and Calcasieu parishes, Kevin Savoie is retiring this spring. As a native of Cameron Parish, Savoie was the ideal candidate to be the second person to hold the extension agent position for the southwest parishes. He was already invested in the […]

2024 CSAP Projects Selected

March 7th, 2024 by mdufour

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) continues its commitment to the Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP). This program supports Master of Science students in science or engineering research relevant to Louisiana coastal protection efforts. This collaboration offers the dual benefit of engaging students in CPRA activities while potentially recruiting qualified personnel for the […]

Robinson Named Oyster Hatchery/Lab Director

February 19th, 2024 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) has named Elizabeth Robinson the new director of the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery and Louisiana Sea Grant Oyster Research Lab. Robinson earned her doctorate in oceanography and coastal science at Louisiana State University in 2018. She started as the operations manager at the hatchery in September 2022 and shortly after […]

$780,000 Climate Mitigation Grant Awarded

January 4th, 2024 by mdufour

A project to help the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT) develop nature-based solutions (NBS) to mitigate climate related hazards is one of four grants recently funded by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. In total, $3.7 million in grants were awarded. Matt Bethel, Louisiana Sea Grant’s associate executive director […]

Tran Joins Oyster Hatchery Team

December 13th, 2023 by mdufour

Jacquelyn Tran has joined the Louisiana Sea Grant team as a research associate at the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, she earned her master’s degree in marine biology and limnology from the University of Oslo, Norway. She is looking forward to working in the hatchery and seeing firsthand the components […]

Fisheries Leadership Program Launches

November 28th, 2023 by mdufour

The Fisheries & Seafood Leadership Program (FSLP) – spearheaded by Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) – recently kicked-off its first class and workshop. The one-year program is designed to develop new leaders in the state’s fishing and seafood industry. “This program has been in the planning stages since before the pandemic,” said Julie Falgout, LSG seafood […]

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is the recipient of a $386,000, two-year grant from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to provide education and training to the state’s alternative oyster culture (AOC) industry, state agencies and the public. Principal investigator (PI) is LSG Scholar Earl Melancon, and co-PI is Wood Oglesby, LSG’s AOC outreach […]

First REELS Class Graduates

November 9th, 2023 by mdufour

Anglers Bettering Louisiana’s Estuaries and Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) completed their first Recreational Engagement and Ecological Learning Series (REELS). REELS is a pilot program to educate local charter captains on Louisiana’s ecosystems, coastal planning, restoration, risk reduction, black mangroves and ecotourism through hands-on and classroom learning activities. The goal is for charter captains to share […]