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Hebert Takes New Hatchery Role

July 1st, 2024 by mdufour

Hope Hebert is the newest research associate at the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery in Grand Isle. Originally from New Orleans, she graduated from Nicholls State University with a bachelor’s degree in marine biology and thought working at the Louisiana Sea Grant-operated hatchery would be an excellent opportunity. Hebert originally started as a student worker […]

CART Case Study Highlights LSG Work

June 21st, 2024 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) associate director Matt Bethel has published a case study mapping LSG’s work with the Pointe-Au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT) to the Conservation and Adaptation Resources Toolbox (CART). CART is supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (SC CASC). The CART platform – www.fws.gov/CART […]

(By Stephen Deal) Each year, members of the Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice (COP) give an award recognizing an individual who has done an exemplary job of communicating climate challenges in the Gulf of Mexico. This year, the group named Niki Pace, a research attorney at Louisiana Sea Grant, as the […]

First GIRAF Project Selected

May 15th, 2024 by mdufour

The first Graduate Interjurisdictional Research Fellowship (GIRAF) project has been awarded. GIRAF is a joint effort of Louisiana Sea Grant and Louisiana Space Grant, along with the North Carolina Sea and Space Grant Programs. The transregional aspect of the program is to promote a greater understanding of the issues researched and create professional development opportunities […]

Aquaculture Internship Coming to a Close

May 15th, 2024 by mdufour

Chalmette High School senior Mia Augustine is wrapping up her internship at the Crawfish Aquaculture Demonstration Pond in St. Bernard Parish. A college scholarship specifically for the intern – funded by the Meraux Foundation – allowed Louisiana Sea Grant/LSU AgCenter marine extension agent Rusty Gaudé to hire her to maintain and monitor the pond. Augustine […]

Seafood Smoking Topic of Workshop

April 25th, 2024 by mdufour

Twenty-five commercial fishermen, processors, foodies and seafood nerds learned about the science and art of seafood smoking and by-product recovery on April 17 at the Seafood Processing Demonstration Lab in Jeanerette. Hosting the event were Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) and LSU AgCenter seafood specialist Evelyn Watts and LSG/AgCenter marine extension agent Thomas Hymel. Participants learned […]

This year the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG) is funding six 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 […]

After 32 years as the Louisiana Sea Grant/LSU AgCenter marine extension agent for Cameron and Calcasieu parishes, Kevin Savoie is retiring this spring. As a native of Cameron Parish, Savoie was the ideal candidate to be the second person to hold the extension agent position for the southwest parishes. He was already invested in the […]