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Louisiana Sea Grant is developing the program’s 2024-2027 strategic plan — and we are looking for a broad range of perspectives on current and emerging priorities for coastal communities and ecosystems. This planning effort includes a survey that should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. It covers topics such as resilient communities, healthy coastal […]

Plaquemines Parish Students Learn to Fish

May 20th, 2022 by mdufour

Nearly 130 fourth through seventh graders in Plaquemines Parish schools learned about angling in March and April during fishing clinics hosted by the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG). “We have stations set-up where the kids learn a little about fish biology, tying knots, and practice casting,” said Dominique Seibert, LSG and AgCenter marine […]

Sea Grant Agent Named Alumnus of the Year

May 19th, 2022 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU AgCenter marine extension agent Mark Shirley has been inducted into the Louisiana State University School of Renewable Natural Resources/Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Hall of Fame as Alumnus of the Year for 2022. Nominations must be made by School of Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) faculty members, and all 28 RNR faculty […]

Melissa Daigle, Louisiana Sea Grant resiliency specialist, and partners recently received the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2022 Gulf Guardian 2nd Place Partnership Award. Daigle worked on the Resilience to Future Flooding project, led by Renee Collini at the Program for Local Adaptation to Climate Effects: Sea Level Rise (PLACE:SLR). The two-part project, which commenced in […]

The second round of Alternative Oyster Culture (AOC) grant applications will open May 6, 2022; the closing deadline for grow-out and nurseries is June 9 and for parks and hatcheries July 7. Applications can be found at, as well as a press release announcing the applicants selected in the first round and total dollars […]

Fifty-two graduate students from seven universities participated in the Louisiana SciComm Summit hosted by Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) and the LSU Center for Collaborative Knowledge this spring at Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Baton Rouge campus. The free, two-day science communication event—organized by graduate students, for graduate students—was designed to enhance research communication skills. It consisted […]

2022 UROP Projects Announced

March 25th, 2022 by mdufour

This year the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG) is funding eight Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) projects. Established in 1992 to provide talented undergraduate students with hands-on research experience, LSG has funded more than 200 UROP projects. Each UROP student will gain first-hand knowledge regarding the whole research process from design, implementation, analysis to […]

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 […]