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Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) has received a $3 million grant from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) to expand alternative oyster culture (AOC) throughout the coast. AOC – also known as alternative oyster culture – is when oysters are grown in floating cages or in […]

Louisiana Sea Grant-funded research has identified a previously undocumented southern flounder population decline that spans the entire species’ range, and researchers are recommending regional collaboration to better understand why. “If we see a species declining throughout its range, that should be cause for concern that something might be changing,” said Kenneth Erickson, former Louisiana State […]

2021 UROP Projects Announced

March 15th, 2021 by mdufour

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

The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program is growing. In March, the new Department of Education and Engagement was added to build more integrated impacts in effective environmental literacy, outreach and education programs. The goal is for this new department to find greater synergies between existing departments and find new and impactful ways for Louisiana Sea […]

Louisiana Sea Grant is part of a $5 million, five-year Gulf-wide effort to develop a genetically superior oyster broodstock for aquaculture. LSG’s share of the research funding is $200,000. The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Oyster Consortia’s primary objectives are to develop improved lines of eastern oysters for the oyster industry and develop platforms to distribute improved […]

As part of a larger National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) restoration project, Louisiana Sea Grant and Texas Sea Grant are collaborating on a three-year, $2.48 million project to find and develop better bycatch reduction devices (BRDs) for the commercial shrimp industry in the Gulf of Mexico. The project begins this year. “The primary goal […]

Inselman Joins Louisiana Sea Grant

January 6th, 2021 by mdufour

Rissa Inselman is a new research associate at the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program Oyster Research Lab on Grand Isle.  She will be focusing on the production and maintenance of microalgal stocks used to feed oysters. Inselman earned her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and master’s degree from Nicholls State University. As an undergraduate, […]

Robert Twilley announced he is stepping down as executive director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG). He will continue to be a professor in the College of the Coast and Environment at Louisiana State University (LSU) and plans to focus on his existing research after departing Sea Grant. “I can’t tell you how […]