The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2024 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The 85 early-career professionals selected will be placed in federal government offices throughout Washington, D.C., and join the over 1,600 individuals who have participated in the program since its inception in 1979.
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Louisiana Sea Grant Co-hosts Turtle Excluder Devices Compliance Workshops, Saved Commercial Fishermen $120,000 in Potential Fines
Gary Graham shows shrimp fisherman how to inspect the TED on his trawl net. Photo credit: Texas Sea Grant Turtle excluder devices (TEDs) are required
LSU Research Team Examines Blue Carbon Capacity of Louisiana Marshes with Implications for Restoration
Some 40 percent of the nation’s coastal marshes reside in Louisiana. These wetland habitats are vital to the state’s economy, ecology and resilience. Their importance
The Louisiana Legislature directed Louisiana Sea Grant to study and make recommendations for the creation of a voluntary public recreation servitude of use of coastal
“There’s a worm on my oyster!” Louisiana Sea Grant explains why this happens and why it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
On average, 400 million oyster larvae were produced at the Grand Isle Oyster Hatchery annually. With the recent grand opening of the new hatchery facility, 1 billion Crassostrea virginica oyster larvae can be produced annually.
Making yourself hurricane-proof is a deliberate act. Residents of storm-prone areas need a plan and to be able to execute it. The Homeowners Handbook helps individuals make their families and homes more resilient.
Once an important waterway to reach the French Quarter, then forgotten, Bayou St. John has been restored and become a destination for many New Orleanians.
Due to the incredible sucess of the Coastal Resilience Index, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant is working with several partners to pilot test the Fisheries Resilience Index and the Tourism Resilience Index. The Fisheries Index focuses on indicators important to commercial and recreational fishermen, seafood processors and marina owners. The Tourism Index addresses 10 categories, including communications, marketing, disaster operations and workforce issues.
Lauren is an Extension Agent at Louisiana Sea Grant. She was a recipient of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in 2011 where she worked at the National Sea Grant Office. She has a masters in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences with a Minor in Applied Statistics from Louisiana State University.
Virginia Sea Grant and partners organized a day long workshop bringing together fisherman and scientists to discuss collaborative fisheries research to improve gear and fishing methods. The 2014 workshop focused on shrimp fisheries and turtle bycatch.
Sea Grant extension staff are tapping into a valuable resource — their out-of-state colleagues — to help generate new ideas for their own program’s efforts and improve collaboration within the nationwide Sea Grant network.
With the assistance of Louisiana Sea Grant, shrimpers from the state received more than $18 million in direct financial assistance over the past three years through the federal Trade Assistance Adjustment program.
If you go to the grocery store to buy seafood, chances are that what you end up buying is imported – an 80 percent chance that it is imported, according to NOAA Fisheries Service. See what Sea Grant is doing to help communities invest in their local fishermen with high-quality, regionally harvest seafood as their return.