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LSU Libraries Special Collections – Water, Water Everywhere: Control and Consequence in Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands @ Hill Memorial Library at LSU
Sep 6 – Dec 21 all-day

Just as you don’t have to dig deep to find water in Louisiana, you don’t have to search very hard for it in LSU Libraries Special Collections – the topic of water, that is. The history of Louisiana, as revealed in family papers, photographs, business records, and a variety of political and scientific collections and publications, is inextricably intertwined with waterways, our attempts to control them, and the critical consequences of the adversarial attitude towards the marsh embraced in the not-too distant past. These topics are explored in the new exhibition, “Water, Water Everywhere: Control and Consequence in Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands.”

The exhibition is free and open to the public, running September 6 – December 21, 2022 in Hill Memorial Library at LSU.

LSU Science Café: Asian-Cajuns and the Story of America’s Favorite Seafood @ Varsity Theatre & Facebook Livestream
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Louisiana shrimp constitute the American gold standard of raw seafood excellence. However, Louisiana’s shrimping industry’s historic and enduring connection to the Pacific Rim is not widely known. For example, as early as 1870, the Chinese community built shrimp-drying operations in Louisiana’s wetlands and exported dried shrimp to Asia through the port of San Francisco. Louisiana continues to export dried shrimp to Asian markets domestically and internationally today. Additionally, since 2000, Louisiana’s Vietnamese community has increasingly led Louisiana’s fresh shrimp harvest. Join Dr. Don Davis to learn more about Louisiana’s shrimping industry and community.

Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo Volunteer Day: Terrebonne Basin @ Isle de Jean Charles Marina
Feb 4 @ 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.

More info about the 2023 Derelict Crab Trap Cleanup Event

2020 Proposed Derelict Crab Trap Closures

Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit 2023 @ Pontchartrain Center
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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.

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.