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STAYING CONNECTED WITH THE GRAND ISLE PORT COMMISSION

The port has been working hard to accomplish past and future goals and improvements.  We have received long awaited funding through FEMA and other Grant programs to help with the betterment of the port. It is not only our job to the port but also to the community to bring awareness of the importance of our establishment and also to the importance of our dedication in continuing to protect,preserve, restore and build to benifit the growth of Grand Isle.

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Alternative Oyster Culture Anchoring System to be Tested

When many alternative oyster culture (AOC) operations on Grand Isle were damaged during the 2020 hurricane season, Louisiana State University (LSU) researchers and Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) personnel thought they found a mechanism to help AOC farms defend against tropical storms.  

Read the newsletter here: https://www.laseagrant.org

Grand Isle Port Commission hosts Biology students from the University of Louisiana Monroe

University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) professors, Dr. Kim Marie Tolson and Dr. John Carr, spent a week in June instructing ten Field Biology class students on conducting surveys for plants and animals on various properties in Grand Isle.

Read the press release here: http://grandisleport.com/?p=314

Grand Isle Port Commission Selects new Executive Director

The Grand Isle Port Commission recently appointed Weldon M. Danos as the new Executive Director. Mr. Danos, a native of Raceland, graduate of Central Lafourche High School and resident of Grand Isle has forty-three (43) years of domestic and international experience in the Oil & Gas, Marine, Chemical and Refining Industries.

Read the press release here: http://grandisleport.com/?p=306

Important Millage Renewal for the Grand Isle Port to be held April 9th

This is a renewal of an existing millage and not a new tax, and will benefit the Grand Isle Port Commission. The Grand Isle Port  has used the funds raised for acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining, or operating structures, facilities, and services (including economic development) for the Port of Grand Isle.

Juanita Cheramie appointed to Grand Isle Port Commission

NOLA.com, August 17, 2015
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/08/juanita_cheramie_appointed_to.html

New hatchery likely to double oyster production at LSU’s Grand Isle site, be something ‘every citizen in Louisiana will benefit from’

The Advocate, August 13, 2015
http://theadvocate.com/news/13152246-123/opening-of-new-hatchery-expected

New oyster hatchery officially opens on Grand Isle

NOLA.com, August 12, 2015
http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/08/oyster_hatchery_grand_isle_ope.html

Oyster farming: Grand Isle test project’s harvest underway

Houmatoday.com, June 10, 2015
http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20150610/ARTICLES/150619967?p=3&tc=pg&tc=ar

Important Links

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Town of Grand Isle

The town of Grand Isle’s official website, it features comprehensive information on attractions, lodging, food, upcoming events and community and government resources.

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Lousiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is the state agency responsible for management of the state’s renewable natural resources including all wildlife and aquatic life.

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Lousiana Sea Grant College Program at LSU

Louisiana Sea Grant

Louisiana Sea Grant, based at Louisiana State University, is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant Program, a network made up of 33 Sea Grant programs located in each of the coastal and Great Lakes states and Puerto Rico. Sea Grant programs works to address major marine and coastal challenges.

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Grand Isle State Park

Grand Isle State Park is a natural haven on the most popular barrier island off the coast of Louisiana.

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Friends of Grand Isle

In the spring of 2005, a group of Grand Isle camp owners and fishing friends met to discuss organizing a group focused on the Jewel of the Louisiana Gulf Coast, Grand Isle.

The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program

BTNEP is a partnership of government, business, scientists, conservation organizations, agricultural interests, and individuals for the preservation, protection, and restoration of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary in southeast Louisiana.

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Grand Isle logo

Town of Grand Isle

The town of Grand Isle’s official website, it features comprehensive information on attractions, lodging, food, upcoming events and community and government resources.

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Lousiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is the state agency responsible for management of the state’s renewable natural resources including all wildlife and aquatic life.

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Lousiana Sea Grant College Program at LSU

Louisiana Sea Grant

Louisiana Sea Grant, based at Louisiana State University, is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant Program, a network made up of 33 Sea Grant programs located in each of the coastal and Great Lakes states and Puerto Rico. Sea Grant programs works to address major marine and coastal challenges.

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Lousiana State Parks logo

Friends of Grand Isle

In the spring of 2005, a group of Grand Isle camp owners and fishing friends met to discuss organizing a group focused on the Jewel of the Louisiana Gulf Coast, Grand Isle.

 

The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program

BTNEP is a partnership of government, business, scientists, conservation organizations, agricultural interests, and individuals for the preservation, protection, and restoration of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary in southeast Louisiana.

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