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Sea Grant Funds LaSSO Project

September 5th, 2023 by mdufour

A Louisiana Sea Grant/Louisiana Space Grant (LSG/LaSPACE) collaboration will fund two undergraduate research projects beginning in September. The joint program, called Louisiana Space and Sea Grant Opportunity (LaSSO), is modeled after similar, long-established undergraduate research programs at both LSG and LaSPACE. LSG will fund a project titled: Emerging Computing for Underwater Image Processing at the […]

Alvera (Ali) McMillan has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as the new education coordinator. McMillan, a Louisiana native, graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and plans to graduate with a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from LSU this […]

In 2022, the State of Louisiana initiated an industry grants program to subsidize the development of Alternative Oyster Culture (AOC) businesses. The AOC method is relatively new to Louisiana and differs substantially from traditional, reef-based oyster production. AOC involves the use of hatchery-spawned oysters grown in containers. This method has been promoted as a way […]

Engagement Coordinator Starts

August 18th, 2023 by mdufour

Vanessa van Heerden has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as the program’s engagement coordinator. She began her new role on Aug. 14. Van Heerden is a Baton Rouge native. She completed two bachelor of science degrees at California State University, Channel Islands. One degree is in environmental science and resource management and the other is […]

First Van Lopik Scholarship Recipients Awarded

August 14th, 2023 by mdufour

Four Louisiana State University (LSU) graduate students are the inaugural recipients of the Dr. Jack and Annagreta Hojhdal Van Lopik Superior Graduate Student Research Scholarship. They are Ebenezer Etsiwah, Wissam Jawad, Mischa Schultz and Daniel Sinopoli. Jack Van Lopik, the first and longest serving executive director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at LSU, […]

Plumlee New Fisheries Specialist

August 1st, 2023 by mdufour

Jeffrey Plumlee has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as the new fisheries specialist. Plumlee earned his bachelor’s degree in marine fisheries and a master’s degree in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University, and Ph.D. in ecology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In Texas, Plumlee worked out of Galveston studying […]

Oyster Hatchery Marks 30 Years

June 28th, 2023 by mdufour

The Grand Isle Oyster Hatchery is celebrating its Pearl Anniversary – 30 years – in 2023. Originally started as a commercial hatchery by Gulf Shellfish Farms (GSF) in 1990 when natural oyster seed production was down, Louisiana Sea Grant bivalve specialist John Supan was loaned to GSF to manage the operation and train oystermen in […]

The National Marine Fisheries Service, an office within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has recommended the Louisiana Sea Grant Program (LSG) receive a $296,000 grant to help develop a market for Rangia cuneata (Gulf wedge clam). The project is one of 40 nationwide recommended under the Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Grants Program. Principal investigator on […]