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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 […]

Hayes Secures $500,000 Solar Research Grant

October 12th, 2023 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU AgCenter water quality specialist M.P. Hayes is the recipient of a $500,000, two-year research grant from the Louisiana State University Institute for Energy Innovation (IEI) and the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED). This research project is in collaboration with Chao Wang (LSU College of Engineering) and Greg […]

Black Joins LSG Education Team

September 19th, 2023 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) has a new employee joining the education team. Naya Black graduated from Louisiana State University in 2020 where she majored in natural resource ecology and management with a concentration in wildlife ecology. Black recently moved back to the USA from Kagoshima, Japan, where she worked as an English teacher with the Japanese […]

Graduate students at Louisiana State University (LSU), the University of New Orleans (UNO) and Tulane University have been named 2024 Knauss Fellowship finalists. All were nominated for the fellowship by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. Robert Caplan Feder LSU, College of the Coast and Environment Feder completed his master of science degree in oceanography […]

Grant Extends Wetland Days Programming

September 13th, 2023 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is the recipient of a two-year, $92,000 National Academy of Science’s Gulf Research Program (GRP) Place-Based Education grant. The project, titled Wetland Days: Watershed-Based Enrichment Opportunities for Youth, is a continuation of LSG’s existing Wetland Days programming. COVID-19 restrictions and hurricanes prevented K-12 students from having field trips in 2020 and 2021. It also prevented LSG’s […]