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The third round of Alternative Oyster Culture (AOC) grants, totaling $470,000, have been announced. Six grow-out farm grants were awarded to: Larry (Terrell) Boudin Kirk Daigle Hubern Ray Doxey, Jr Mervin B. Mallet Ryan Mallory Anthony Theriot Two additional AOC parks also received funding: Southern Belle AOC Park, located south of LA-1 between Port Fourchon […]

Initially established in 2012 in the New Orleans area, the past 10 years of the Louisiana Master Naturalist Association (LMNA) has seen it grown from one to seven chapters and more than 700 active members across the state. “Thousands of Louisianians have enhanced their environmental literacy, and their role as ‘citizen scientists’, through the cumulative […]

CSAP Projects for 2023 Announced

March 16th, 2023 by mdufour

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 […]

A one-year program to develop new leaders in the state’s fishing and seafood industry is being spearheaded by Louisiana Sea Grant. The application process for the Fisheries & Seafood Leadership Program (FSLP) opened this week (March 1). “This program is perfect for emerging leaders in the seafood industry,” said Julie Falgout, Louisiana Sea Grant seafood […]

Seafood Trail Highlights Ecotourism Opportunities

February 28th, 2023 by mdufour

Ecotourism is all about nature and community. During the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine, Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU AgCenter brainstormed ideas to keep the local seafood economy afloat. It started with the “Stay for the Seafood” video campaign, highlighting the seafood and culture of three major areas in the state of Louisiana. From there, the […]

Commercial fishermen, dock owners and processors will have the opportunity to learn about issues facing their industry at the Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit, Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Admission is free, but advance registration is required for those wanting lunch. This expo is the state’s premier commercial fishing […]

What started out as catfish traps for extra cash in 1975 grew into a 100,000 square foot facility in the heart of Henderson. And the business is about to grow again with a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant. Guidry’s Catfish and Processing Inc – the largest catfish processing facility in the state – buys […]

Gould Joins Accounting Team

January 20th, 2023 by mdufour

Tyronne Gould has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as the program’s newest accountant. Gould earned his Master’s in Business Administration in 2011 from Strayer University in Atlanta, Ga. An original New Orleans native, Gould relocated to Atlanta in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina. He returned to Louisiana after working as an accounts payable specialist with Republic […]