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Robinson Named Oyster Hatchery/Lab Director

February 19th, 2024 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) has named Elizabeth Robinson the new director of the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery and Louisiana Sea Grant Oyster Research Lab. Robinson earned her doctorate in oceanography and coastal science at Louisiana State University in 2018. She started as the operations manager at the hatchery in September 2022 and shortly after […]

$780,000 Climate Mitigation Grant Awarded

January 4th, 2024 by mdufour

A project to help the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT) develop nature-based solutions (NBS) to mitigate climate related hazards is one of four grants recently funded by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. In total, $3.7 million in grants were awarded. Matt Bethel, Louisiana Sea Grant’s associate executive director […]

Tran Joins Oyster Hatchery Team

December 13th, 2023 by mdufour

Jacquelyn Tran has joined the Louisiana Sea Grant team as a research associate at the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, she earned her master’s degree in marine biology and limnology from the University of Oslo, Norway. She is looking forward to working in the hatchery and seeing firsthand the components […]

Fisheries Leadership Program Launches

November 28th, 2023 by mdufour

The Fisheries & Seafood Leadership Program (FSLP) – spearheaded by Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) – recently kicked-off its first class and workshop. The one-year program is designed to develop new leaders in the state’s fishing and seafood industry. “This program has been in the planning stages since before the pandemic,” said Julie Falgout, LSG seafood […]

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is the recipient of a $386,000, two-year grant from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to provide education and training to the state’s alternative oyster culture (AOC) industry, state agencies and the public. Principal investigator (PI) is LSG Scholar Earl Melancon, and co-PI is Wood Oglesby, LSG’s AOC outreach […]

First REELS Class Graduates

November 9th, 2023 by mdufour

Anglers Bettering Louisiana’s Estuaries and Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) completed their first Recreational Engagement and Ecological Learning Series (REELS). REELS is a pilot program to educate local charter captains on Louisiana’s ecosystems, coastal planning, restoration, risk reduction, black mangroves and ecotourism through hands-on and classroom learning activities. The goal is for charter captains to share […]

Hayes Secures $500,000 Solar Research Grant

October 12th, 2023 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU AgCenter water quality specialist M.P. Hayes is the recipient of a $500,000, two-year research grant from the Louisiana State University Institute for Energy Innovation (IEI) and the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED). This research project is in collaboration with Chao Wang (LSU College of Engineering) and Greg […]

Black Joins LSG Education Team

September 19th, 2023 by mdufour

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) has a new employee joining the education team. Naya Black graduated from Louisiana State University in 2020 where she majored in natural resource ecology and management with a concentration in wildlife ecology. Black recently moved back to the USA from Kagoshima, Japan, where she worked as an English teacher with the Japanese […]