Louisiana Sea Grant has achieved many milestones during its 50 years through its partnership with the LSU AgCenter.
Louisiana Sea Grant has been dedicated to the responsible development of the coast and marine resources for the past 50 years.
This educational program helps the fishing community keep up to date about new technologies, regulations, greater efficiencies and best management practices.
The Louisiana Limited Wild Plate Frozen shrimp program is helping seafood buyers and sellers create a market for a superior product.
Thu Bui, whose father was a Vietnamese fisherman, has proved a valuable resource for the Louisiana fishing industry.
Bruce Schultz and Kevin Savoie
Stationed on the coast and working directly with the fishing community are eight Sea Grant and LSU AgCenter fisheries agents.
Carol Franze and Julie Anderson Lively
Since the 1990s, the number of crab shedders in the state has dropped from 300 to fewer than 50. Researchers are hoping to reverse the trend.
Daniel Edgar wants to continue in the crab-shedding business, if he can, with help from the AgCenter and Sea Grant.
Evelyn Watts and Thomas Hymel
In 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service published new regulations on catfish, and the catfish processors had to be trained.
Julie Anderson Lively and Evelyn Watts
When air hits fresh shrimp, it can cause darkening, which turns off buyers. But researchers are trying to prevent this from happening.
Regulations require that everybody engaged in seafood processing must develop and implement a HACCP (safety) plan.
Yue Liu and Terrence R. Tiersch
Researchers at the LSU AgCenter Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center are developing sperm banks using cryopreservation to assist in conservation.
AgCenter researchers are pioneers in developing ways to use genetic resources for improving disease resistance and promoting fast growth in aquatic animals.
Blake E. Wilson, Madeline Gill, Ian Knight, Rodrigo Diaz, Andy Nyman and Jim Cronin
LSU AgCenter scientists are leading the way to find the causes of the roseau cane die-off that threatens coastal conservation and the fishing industry.
Many scientists are joining the AgCenter in exploring possible reasons for the loss of roseau cane, a plant that helps preserve the coast.
Scientists studying roseau cane scale have not found that the insect pest has attacked commercial crops or marsh grasses.
Studies at the Aquaculture Research Station have focused on improving alligator feeds to increase nutrient utilization and allow greater cost control.
Megan La Peyre and Jerome La Peyre
Morgan Kelly and Jerome La Peyre
Maria Bampasidou and Mohammed Rajib Hasan