New Laborde Chair Announced

Standish Allen Jr. has been named the Laborde Endowed Chair for Sea Grant Research and Technology Transfer by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG). His appointment runs through June 2013. During his tenure as Laborde Chair, Allen will spend much of his time at the Louisiana Sea Grant hatchery assessing the facility’s oyster broodstock…

Online Hurricane Resources

The Louisiana Hurricane Resources website, hosted by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, provides visitors with access to a wealth of data concerning storm preparedness and recovery, as well as archived information about Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30.

Oil Spill Dispersant Research

Three Louisiana State University scientists received a $500,000, three-year grant from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to study the feasibility of producing “green” dispersants for future oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. LSU AgCenter faculty  Andrew Nyman and Chris Green and AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant faculty member Brian LeBlanc will begin their research this…

Delcambre Direct Seafood Pilots Local Frozen Shrimp Brand

The Delcambre Direct Seafood program is unveiling a pilot frozen seafood product at the Delcambre Shrimp Festival, August 15 – 19.  For the first time, local shrimpers will sell  fresh-frozen shrimp to festivalgoers, Chef Patrick Mould will demonstrate  recipes and offer samples, and fishermen will give talking tours at the dock.

Twilley Named Louisiana Sea Grant Director

Dr. Robert Twilley is the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program’s new executive director. He begins his duties in mid-August. Twilley comes to Sea Grant from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he served as vice president for research over the past two years. He previously served as associate vice chancellor for research and economic…