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Jan
28
Tue
2020
Basic Seafood HACCP Training
Jan 28 @ 8:30 am – Jan 30 @ 2:30 pm

Training in Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) is mandated for the seafood processors by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Basic HACCP courses teach the principles of HACCP and empower processors to develop HACCP plans specific for each seafood product they handle or produce.

The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences offers a two and a half day basic Seafood HACCP training designed to educate seafood processors, packers, wholesales, importers, harvesters and warehouses about seafood safety. Participants who complete the course receive a certificate issued by AFDO, that fulfills the FDA requirements for seafood HACCP training.

More information

Jan
31
Fri
2020
Application deadline for Louisiana SciComm Summit
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm
Feb
3
Mon
2020
2020 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference @ Tampa Marriott Water Street
Feb 3 – Feb 6 all-day
Feb
4
Tue
2020
Lake Pontchartrain Living Shorelines Site Suitability and Decision Making Tool @ University of New Orleans, Earl K. Long Library, room 407
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Troy University, Louisiana Sea Grant, University of New Orleans, Louisiana State University Agriculture Center, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), and the NOAA Restore Science Program present the “Living Shoreline Decision Support Tools” workshop to showcase and encourage the use of living shoreline options for coastal shoreline erosion control and restoration.

Cost: Free – But you must register
Where:  University of New Orleans, Earl K. Long Library, room 407, 2020 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70418
Time:  9 a.m. to 1 pm (Lunch will be provided)
Register Here: https://lakepontchartrainlivingshorelinedecisionsupport.eventbrite.com

The Living Shoreline Suitability Model (LSSM) identifies locations where living shorelines are suitable based on a suite of shoreline conditions. The workshop will demonstrate the data layers necessary to run the model and provide examples of the model output for selected sites in the Lake Pontchartrain region. The LSSM was first developed in Virginia to guide regulatory and permit decisions. Today the model is being used to identify areas where the co-benefits of living shorelines offer communities greater coastal resilience and nutrient reduction credits for water quality improvements.

A beta version of the Living Shorelines Decision Support Tool (LSDST) will be demonstrated during this workshop.   The tool provides “on the fly” shoreline best management options based on interactive user input. This interactive tool is designed to make a rapid assessment of a specific shoreline site and recommends strategies for implementing a living shoreline. A suite of erosion control design classes that encompass a wide range of emerging erosion control innovations allows the tool to be flexible across different geographic regions and wave energy conditions.

Who should attend?  This workshop is recommended for local and regional environmental planners, shoreline managers and regulators, marine contractors, consultants, non-governmental agencies, and natural resource outreach professionals from universities, and state programs and federal agencies. Workshop leaders encourage participants who can offer input and recommend outreach strategies as expert users in the Lake Pontchartrain region to attend.

**Seating is limited so make sure to register early. 

For additional information please contact Niki Pace, [email protected] or Dr. Chris Boyd, [email protected].         

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo Volunteer Day: Barataria Basin @ Jean Lafitte Harbor
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Louisiana Sea Grant, working with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and community volunteers, is on a mission to clean coastal waters of derelict crab traps.

Derelict traps are those that have been discarded, lost or abandoned in the environment. Traps can be accidentally lost if they become separated from their buoys by storms or passing boats. Many continue to fish, ensnaring blue crabs and other important aquatic species. Additionally, these wire mesh enclosures pose a potential navigation hazard to boats and can become entangled in other fishing gear like shrimp trawl nets.

In addition to removal, the project includes an educational element designed to reduce the number of traps lost annually and to lessen the impacts of traps in the environment. Data were also collected on the number and types of animals found in the recovered crab traps.

2020 Proposed Derelict Crab Trap Closures

Feb
15
Sat
2020
Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo Volunteer Day: Calcasieu Basin @ Cameron Parish public boat launch
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Louisiana Sea Grant, working with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and community volunteers, is on a mission to clean coastal waters of derelict crab traps.

Derelict traps are those that have been discarded, lost or abandoned in the environment. Traps can be accidentally lost if they become separated from their buoys by storms or passing boats. Many continue to fish, ensnaring blue crabs and other important aquatic species. Additionally, these wire mesh enclosures pose a potential navigation hazard to boats and can become entangled in other fishing gear like shrimp trawl nets.

In addition to removal, the project includes an educational element designed to reduce the number of traps lost annually and to lessen the impacts of traps in the environment. Data were also collected on the number and types of animals found in the recovered crab traps.

2020 Proposed Derelict Crab Trap Closures

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Watershed Game Coastal Model Pilot Workshop @ University of New Orleans Coastal Education Research Facility
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Feb
21
Fri
2020
Deadline: Knauss Graduate Policy Fellowship applications due
Feb 21 all-day
Mar
11
Wed
2020
2020 Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit @ Pontchartrain Center
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Join us at the Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit on March 11, 2020 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.

Catch up on what’s new in the industry with hands-on demonstrations and an open trade show that will help all participants connect with the changing world of seafood.  Produced by Louisiana Sea Grant, LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries – with their industry partners – it is part of the Louisiana Fisheries Forward (LFF) education initiative.

LFF Summit 2020 flyer

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This free event will include lunch (with advance registration).

Register as a participant (fisherman or processor) or vendor.

Workshops will run throughout the day, in conjunction with a trade show that features hands-on demonstrations on safety, innovative handling and processing equipment,
gear and techniques.

  • ‘Future of the Fleet’: who will be our fishermen?
  • Impacts of fresh water: 2019 flooding
  • Operational plans for mid-Barataria diversion project
  • FDA testing of seafood imports
  • LA oysters: the way forward
  • Black drum/sheepshead fishery analysis

These topics and more for all seafood sectors!

Mar
26
Thu
2020
Louisiana SciComm Summit @ Louisiana State University
Mar 26 – Mar 27 all-day

This science communication workshop—created by graduate students, for graduate students—is a two-day event designed to increase communication skills for Louisiana graduate students in the natural, physical and behavioral sciences. It is open to all graduate students who are currently enrolled at Louisiana universities and colleges. For its inaugural year, the SciComm Summit will be held on the Baton Rouge campus of Louisiana State University on March 26-27, 2020.

The Louisiana SciComm Summit will consist of a series of panels, engaging speakers, concurrent breakout sessions and working groups. These activities aim to enhance the communication skills of graduate student researchers and foster a community of practice for science communication.

There are a limited number of spaces for the Summit, so student participation will be determined by application review.

This event is being provided at no cost to the graduate students through support from Louisiana Sea Grant and the Louisiana State University Center for Collaborative Knowledge. Learn more about these organizations on the Sponsors’ page.