New publications and science seminar focus on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on fisheries

The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team is excited to released its first oil spill science outreach publications. The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Impact on Gulf Seafood Learn about the results of federal, state and independent seafood testing after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Fisheries Landings and Disasters in the Gulf of Mexico Learn…

Oil Spill Science Seminar: Dispersants

Join us for an upcoming oil spill science seminar, Understanding the toxicity of oil and dispersant mixtures, and the development of alternative dispersants on May 20th in Lafayette, LA. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature speakers from LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant. Additionally, there will be a question and answer period, followed…

Oil Spill Science Seminar: Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap Between Oil Spill Researchers and Responders Workshop April 14th, 2015 – Port Aransas, TX Click here for the flyer The Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Team and Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve will be hosting the Bridging the Gap Between Oil Spill Researchers and Responders Workshop on Tuesday, April 14th,…

Oil Spill Science Seminar: Five years later, what have we learned?

On March 18, 2015, the Oil Spill Science Outreach Team will be holding a fisheries seminar, “Oil Spill Science Seminar: Five years later, what have we learned?” This seminar is free and open to the public. Scientists will present the latest fisheries-related research about the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and dispersant application on…

Video Shows Do-It-Yourselfers how to Turn a Barrel into an Inexpensive Oyster Nursery

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) recently completed a video demonstrating how to build an oyster nursery silo from a 55-gallon plastic drum. The demo can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcd6m6c51Gg&feature=youtu.be. John Supan, an oyster specialist with Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU AgCenter and the director of the Sea Grant Oyster Hatchery on Grand Isle, has been a…

Swann appointed to help program plan path for oil-spill funds

The National Academy of Sciences’ Gulf of Mexico Program has appointed Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Director LaDon Swann to an advisory group that will create a strategic vision and guide the program’s development and implementation. Serving for one year, Swann, who is also the director of marine programs with Auburn University, and the other 23 members…

Handbook Shows Homeowners How to Prepare for Hazards

With hurricane season only a few weeks away, now is the time homeowners should start making necessary preparations to protect their homes and loved ones. Through the new Louisiana Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards, residents of Louisiana have a useful resource at their fingertips as they begin readying their families for natural disasters….

Cast Net Making Classes Scheduled

Louisiana Sea Grant’s Marine Education Program is hosting cast net making classes beginning Thursday, May 9, and continuing every Thursday for 12 weeks from 6:00 p.m. to sunset. The classes will be held at LSG’s Oyster Hatchery Operations Center located at 135 Port Drive, Grand Isle, and are open to everyone. Registration is $50 and…

Sea Grant Grad Student to Serve at Masters

When the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy tee it up on the first hole at Augusta National Golf Club for the 2013 Masters Golf Tournament, David Toms won’t be the only one representing Louisiana among golf’s most notable players. John Shackelford, a Louisiana State University Food Science graduate student, will work as…