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New Communications Coordinator Begins

November 14th, 2022 by mdufour

Hannah Bellone has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as the program’s new communications coordinator. Bellone received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with a minor in creative writing from Louisiana State University. During her undergraduate years at LSU, she was employed as a student worker in Louisiana Sea Grant Communications. She comes to Sea […]

A project to help the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT) develop nature-based solutions (NBS) to mitigate climate related hazards is one of ten grants recently funded by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. In total, $1 million in grants were awarded. Matt Bethel, Louisiana Sea Grant’s associate executive director […]

The second round of Alternative Oyster Culture (AOC) grants, totaling $465,000, have been announced. Thirteen grants were awarded to: Ryan Anderson, for a grow-out farm Albert Besson, dba Barataria Beauties Oyster Company, for a grow-out farm Michael “Laine” Fontenot, Gulf of Mexico Tuna Company, for a grow-out farm Khai Dang, for a grow-out farm Chad […]

LaTer Direct Seafood Opens Facebook Marketplace

November 9th, 2022 by mdufour

A new marketplace for members of the commercial seafood industry in the Lafourche-Terrebonne area wanting to sell their wares directly to consumers is now open on Facebook. The Facebook group – www.facebook.com/groups/laterdirectseafood/ – was established by Louisiana Sea Grant/LSU AgCenter marine extension agent Haley Gambill as a means for local commercial fishermen, docks and processors […]

Robinson Takes on Hatchery Manager Duties

October 27th, 2022 by mdufour

Elizabeth Robinson has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery operations manager in Grand Isle. As the operations manager, Robinson will administer hatchery activities; monitor personnel, facility equipment, system repairs and routine maintenance; develop research projects; and support outreach and extension activities for the LSG Oyster Research Laboratory. Robinson earned […]

Seafood processors as well as commercial fishermen interested in becoming processors are invited to a field day/open house at the Louisiana Sea Grant/LSU AgCenter Seafood Processing Demonstration Lab on Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 603 LSU Bridge Road, Jeanerette. Those wanting to attend should register at https://lsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e36wGhDWVXMtTXo. The lab, located at the […]

Lenore Joins Sea Grant as Business Manager

October 11th, 2022 by mdufour

Conner Lenore has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as the program’s new business manager. Lenore’s earned her bachelor’s degree in management and human resources from Southeastern Louisiana University. She recently earned her Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University. She has been an LSU employee since 2016. Before working at LSG, she worked in […]

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is a co-lead in one of six projects funded by the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that engage underserved children and youth in place-based educational activities. The $224,000 project is titled Puddles to Floods: Learning to ‘Read’ Flood-Prone Landscapes of the Lower Mississippi […]