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Grand Isle Oyster Hatchery Tour
Join us on a virtual tour of the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery in Grand Isle and learn more about oysters and the important research being conducted.

Advances in Shellfish Hatchery Technology and Review of Operational & Maintenance Guidelines
This is a workshop hosted by the UF/IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension office and presented by Dr. John Supan, director of the Louisiana Sea Grant Oyster Hatchery.

Bottle Nurseries for Oysters
Dr. John Supan discusses components and the operation of bottle nurseries for small oyster seed production.

Build a Drum Oyster Nursery Silo
Dr. John Supan, with the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, demonstrates how to build a drum silo to raise oyster seed.

Operating an Oyster Nursery
Louisiana Sea Grant’s Dr. John Supan demonstrates how to assemble a series of oyster seed silos into an oyster nursery system.



Agal Rearing Room View 2The Virtual Oyster Research Lab

The new Sea Grant oyster research lab on Grand Isle is under construction. Interested in taking a virtual look?

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7455061774_91b0ac5a94_oOyster Hatchery 20th Anniversary

Louisiana Sea Grant marked 20 years of operating its oyster hatchery on Grand Isle in 2013. During those two decades, the facility was been destroyed by hurricanes twice, threatened by an oil spill, relocated once, and now awaits another relocation into a state-of-the-art building. Read more about the Oyster Hatchery’s 20th Anniversary.

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