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…

Scientists use water-movement model, oyster larvae to search for suitable habitat

When oysters hatch, the microscopic larvae are totally at the mercy of the environment. Controlled by time and tide, they move where and when the water takes them, sometimes landing far from where they were spawned. When they finally come to rest, the place where they settle may or may not be a suitable place…

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…

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…

Red Swamp Crawfish

For centuries, human commerce has played a role in distributing plant and animal species around the globe. But not every species can claim the title of circumnavigator. Ari Daniel Shapiro journeys to the Gulf Coast of the U.S. to meet a tiny Magellan, the star of an unlikely story that has come full circle. Click…

Off-bottom Oyster Culture

Louisiana Sea Grant Law and Policy Program director Jim Wilkins discusses the program’s involvement in getting state legislation adopted to allow off-bottom oyster culture. To view the video, click here.

Bays and Bayous brings 364 people to Biloxi

The 2012 Mississippi-Alabama Bays and Bayous Symposium attracted 364 people for two days of presentations about current coastal research and outreach. People from 10 states attended the event, where 185 presenters shared information in five different sessions.

Task force formed to address Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery collapse

Responding to the oyster fishery collapse in Apalachicola Bay, Florida Sea Grant and experts with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will join forces with local seafood producers to find ways of restoring sustainable populations of the area’s world-famous oysters. “We’re extremely concerned and want to help however we can,” said…

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.