Second Annual Nutria Rodeo Scheduled

The Second Annual Nutria Rodeo at the Larose Regional Park will be Saturday, March 23. Nutria damage between 6,000 and 10,000 acres of coastal marsh each year. Without continued control of the nutria population, the invasive species will continue to destroy the state’s vital marshes. Visit www.sassafrasla.org for more information.

Nutria Rodeo Poster

Nutria Rodeo Poster

 

Off-bottom Oyster Culture

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Louisiana Sea Grant oyster specialist John Supan works an oyster long line system.

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.

Ecotourism Workshop March 12 at Stella Plantation

Coastal landowners, farmers, charter fishermen, marina owners, swamp tour operators and others interested in income opportunities from nature-based tourism are invited to attend the Coastal Ecotourism Workshop, sponsored by Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU AgCenter. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 12, at the Stella Plantation, 4881 LA 39, Braithwaite. Registration is $20 before March 6 and $25 at the door. For more information, or to register, contact Twyla Herrington, Louisiana Sea Grant and AgCenter fisheries agent, at (504) 858-9826 or therrington@agcenter.lsu.edu. Or, contact Dora Ann Hatch, AgCenter agritourism coordinator, at (318) 927-9654 or dhatch@agcenter.lsu.edu.