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This summer, Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) hosted Tatyana Villela, a California State University-Monterey Bay undergraduate, in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) José E. Serrano Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) Undergraduate Scholarship Program. The program funds two-year internships for undergraduates studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and […]

Results of the citizen science data will help determine the fate of oil rigs in the Gulf Oil and gas rigs can serve as artificial reefs and provide habitat for ecologically and economically significant fish species such as red snapper and amberjack. In the early 2000s, over 4,000 oil rigs were present in the Gulf […]

When many alternative oyster culture (AOC) operations on Grand Isle were damaged during the 2020 hurricane season, Louisiana State University (LSU) researchers and Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) personnel thought they found a mechanism to help AOC farms defend against tropical storms. With a $75,000 grant from the National Sea Grant Program, the team hoped to […]

Gambill Hired as Marine Extension Agent  

August 3rd, 2022 by mdufour

Haley Gambill has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as a Marine Extension agent for Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. She began her new role on Aug. 1. Gambill began her association with LSG in 2020 as a Sea Grant-supported graduate student studying white spot syndrome in cultured crawfish. She also participated in LSG’s Graduate Research Scholars […]

Two graduate students at Louisiana State University (LSU), two from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL) and one from Loyola University have been named 2023 Knauss Fellowship finalists. All were nominated for the fellowship by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. Ashley Booth LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources Booth is a doctoral student concentrating in […]

From the highly anticipated Wetlands Days series to a sensory-filled trip to the LSU Center for River Studies, Louisiana Sea Grant’s (LSG) Education and Engagement (E/E) team continues to deliver engrossing academic experiences. COVID-19 restrictions and hurricanes prevented K-12 students from having field trips the past two-plus years. It also prevented the Engagement and Education […]

Seafood Demonstration Lab Opens

July 7th, 2022 by mdufour

A seafood processing demonstration facility is on the horizon for Louisiana’s commercial fishermen, courtesy Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) and the LSU AgCenter. A building at the AgCenter’s Iberia Research Station, 603 LSU Bridge Road in Jeanerette, is being renovated for fishermen and small seafood processors to receive hands-on training with a variety of processing equipment. […]

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 […]