A strong partnership between Louisiana and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant programs fosters the exchange of information and problem solving for successful oyster larvae production; supports growing off-bottom aquaculture industry in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
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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.
The Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Services Viewer shows, in an interactive format, the values people place on salt marshes, mangroves and oyster reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. Based on research results, this tool fills an informational gap in the Gulf.
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.
In 2007 Dennis Hwang and Darren K. Okimoto of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant co-authored a community specific Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards. The handbook targets the average homeowner and essentially does as much homework for the homeowner as possible in order for a homeowner to prepare for natural disasters. Since 2007, the Hawai'i Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards has gone through 8 print runs with over 65,000 copies. The handbook has been adapted by 7 other Sea Grant programs.
Louisiana Sea Grant passes along lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina to those impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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.
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.