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Sea Grant Extension

Sea Grant Extension

Through educational programs and practical assistance, Sea Grant Extension serves Louisiana’s coastal population – about 70 percent of the state’s residents. Sea Grant extension agents, who live in the coastal areas they serve, and extension specialists, who are based on the LSU campus, connect residents to university research in four areas: Coastal & Wetland Management, Natural Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Seafood Products.

Extension Agents & Specialists

Extension Agents


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Thu Bui
St. Mary, Iberia, & Vermilion Parishes
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Carol Franze
St. Tammany & Tangipahoa Parishes
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Photo: Haley Gambill
Haley Gambill

Terrebonne & Lafourche Parishes
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Rusty Gaudé
Jefferson, Orleans, St. Charles & St. John Parishes
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Thomas Hymel
Iberia, St. Martin, Lafayette, Vermilion, St. Landry, & Avoyelles Parishes
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Photo: Dominique Seibert
Dominique Seibert
Plaquemines & St. Bernard Parishes
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Photo: Mark Shirley
Mark Shirley
Jefferson Davis, Vermilion, Acadia, St. Landry, Evangeline, Lafayette, Beauregard, & Allen Parishes
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Cameron & Calcasieu Parishes



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DeWitt Braud
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Rex Caffey, Ph.D.

Director of Marine Extension
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Melissa Daigle, J.D.
Resiliency Specialist
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Photo: Michael Hayes
M.P. Hayes, Ph.D.
Water Quality
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Greg Lutz
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Photo: Niki Pace
Niki Pace, J.D.
Sustainability Coordinator
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Photo: Jeffrey Plumlee
Jeffrey Plumlee
Fisheries Specialist
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Evelyn Watts
Seafood Extension Specialist
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James Wilkins, J.D.
Law & Policy
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Anne Dugas
Fisheries Directive
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Julie Falgout
Seafood Industry Liaison
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The Sea Grant Extension Project is funded by Louisiana Sea Grant and administered by the LSU Agricultural Center’s Extension Service.