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Extension Program Reaches Milestone

December 27th, 2021 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant’s Marine Extension Program (MEP) will hold its 200th advisory meeting in the spring of 2022. One of only a handful of Sea Grant programs that conduct meetings like this, Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) has supported Extension efforts since 1968. The MEP is made up of 20 specialists and agents who have expertise in fisheries, aquaculture, water quality, toxicology, ecology, geography, economics and law. Agents are university faculty who live […]

Wood Oglesby has been named Louisiana Sea Grant’s (LSG) Alternative Oyster Culture Program outreach coordinator. He will begin his new position in January 2022. Oglesby began working for LSG in 2019 as a research associate at the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery on Grand Isle. In 2020, he became hatchery farm manager. “My team and […]

LSG’s Rushing Promoted to Business Manager

December 20th, 2021 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) would like to congratulate Lindsay Rushing on her promotion to the position of Business Manager.   Rushing started at LSG in 2016 as a graduate assistant in the LSG Accounting Office. After graduating with her Master of Accounting degree from LSU in 2017, she returned to LSG in 2018 to accept the […]

Abbeville-area Students Attend Wetlands Day

December 16th, 2021 by mdufour

Eighty-two third graders from Herod Elementary School and 15 eighth graders from Williams Scholars Academy learned about the environment during a Wetlands Day hosted by Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) on Friday, Dec. 3, at Palmetto Island State Park. Students learned how wetlands play a part in the survival of alligators and whooping cranes, studied how […]

The first round of Alternative Oyster Culture (AOC) grant applications will open Dec. 8. 2021, and close Jan. 13, 2022. Applications can be found at  A public meeting to review eligibility and the scoring process will be held Dec. 16, 2021, at 6 p.m. via Zoom; register by Dec. 15 at Grant categories […]

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is continuing to fund relevant research projects that address information gaps for coastal Louisiana communities and deal with the state’s connection to water — from the Mississippi River to the coastal estuaries. For the 2022-2024 omnibus cycle, LSG will fund three core research projects and three integrated research teams. Below is […]

Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at LSU announces that the Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit is postponed until March 1, 2023. Normally held every two years, Summit is the state’s premier commercial fishing and seafood event that offers workshops, demonstrations, and expo. “It was a tough call to postpone, but Hurricane Ida caused complete devastation in […]

2020-2021 Hurricane Damage Survey

November 12th, 2021 by mdufour

Was your marine fisheries/seafood business affected by Hurricane Ida, Laura, Delta or Zeta?  Whether those impacts were large or small, we want to hear from you! The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has teamed up with LSU to develop a survey of commercial business losses from these storms.  Please take a few minutes to […]