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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 […]

NERR Selection Process Begins

December 7th, 2020 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is spearheading the effort to determine where a possible National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) might be located in the state’s coastal zone. The multi-year process began in July 2019 when Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a request to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to proceed with a NERR initiative in […]

Adaptive Management Research Projects Funded

December 7th, 2020 by mdufour

Large investments in the water economy, associated with a changing coastline from restoration and protection efforts to innovations in the fishing industry, requires research in how to adaptively manage those endeavors. A fundamental aspect of making smart, effective project investments is how monitoring information is converted into improved designs and policies. This could be for […]

Ocean Commotion Online Still Available

December 7th, 2020 by mdufour

You haven’t missed it! Ocean Commotion Online is still live at www.laseagrant.org/education/projects/ocean-commotion/oc2020/. More than 25 educational exhibits and activities are available for your students to enjoy. So, dive right in and have some fun. A special thanks to all our exhibitors. They made the shift from an in-person Ocean Commotion to a virtual event, and […]

Lindstedt Retires from LSG

December 7th, 2020 by mdufour

Dianne Lindstedt, Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) marine education coordinator, retired in October after four decades with Louisiana State University (LSU). She first began her LSU journey in 1975 as a graduate student and research associate for the Center for Wetland Resources. “I came to LSU because I was interested in learning about the wetlands, and […]

GomCon Scheduled for April 14

December 7th, 2020 by mdufour

Mark your calendars for The Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) “preview” on April 14th, 2021. GoMCon combines the annual Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) All Hands Meeting, the annual Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystems Science (GoMOSES) Conference, and the triannual State of the Gulf Summit. The virtual GoMCon preview emphasizes the intersection of […]