“The Louisiana Sea Grant Oyster Hatchery will hold a field day on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event is open to the public. Refreshments and an oyster spaghetti lunch will be served.
Visitors will tour the hatchery, the LSU Oyster Research and Demonstration Farm, and visit Caminada Bay Oyster Co.’s oyster nursery and cage culture operations. The commercial nursery is part of a public/private partnership with Sea Grant to demonstrate land-based, oyster seed production to help reduce the dependency on wild oyster seed by oyster farmers.
The hatchery is located at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Research Laboratory, 195 Ludwig Annex, Grand Isle, La., which is bayside at the end of Ludwig Lane. A tour of the laboratory will also be available.
The field day is sponsored by Louisiana Sea Grant, LSU Agricultural Center, Louisiana Farm Bureau and the Louisiana Oyster Dealers and Growers Association. For more information, contact Dr. John Supan at 985-264-3239.
Since 1990, Louisiana Sea Grant has operated an oyster hatchery on Grand Isle focused on improving the state’s oyster production through research and technology transfer.
Since its establishment in 1968, Louisiana Sea Grant has worked to promote stewardship of the state’s coastal resources through a combination of research, education and outreach programs critical to the cultural, economic and environmental health of Louisiana’s coastal zone. Louisiana Sea Grant, based at Louisiana State University, is part of the National Sea Grant Program, a network of 32 programs in each of the U.S. coastal and Great Lakes states and Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands.”