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Grand Isle State of the Port 2023

Grand Isle State of the Port 2023

Administration and Management •Established and Achieved GIPC Goals & Objectives. •Identified and Established a Relationship with Key Community & Business Stakeholders (MSRC, Cox, Fieldwood, A-Port, DBS). •Identified and Established a Relationship with...

The largest repair project in the history of the Grand Isle Port Commission (GIPC) recently kicked off with the award of a $4.3 million contract to Sea Level Construction for the Pier & Bulkhead project. 

The project will consist of repairing the pier and bulkhead along Bayou Rigaud on both the east and west end of the GIPC commercial dock area.  The GIPC commercial dock is located on the bay side of Grand Isle.  Initiated in 2017 as a FEMA-funded...

In Memory of Mr. “Bob” Sevin

Gone Fishing! 11/13/1937- 9/10/2023 In memory of Mr. “Bob” Sevin, a cherished leader, passionate angler, and devoted family man. As former president of the Grand Isle Port Commission and a dedicated participant in numerous fishing rodeos, his presence in our...

In Memory of Ambrose Besson

Tribute to a Legend! 4/1/1934 – 12/1/2022 Commissioner, Husband, Family, and Friend these are just some of the many titles held by Ambrose here in Grand Isle. Many people were affected by your absence especially those of us at...

Grand Isle Port Commission is hiring!

GRAND ISLE PORT COMMISSION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POSITION TITLE: Administrative Assistant EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full Time ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT The Grand Isle Port Commission is seeking to hire a full time Administrative Assistant position...

Millage Renewal on April 9th 2016

Important Millage Renewal for Grand Isle Port on April 9th On April 9, 2016, you will be asked to vote on a Tax Renewal of 5 mills for the Grand Isle Port Commission. We are asking for your help in passing this Renewal. The purpose of the Millage Renewal is to raise...



The Grand Isle Port Commission is pleased to announce that the dredging of Bayou Rigaud has commenced. This dredging project last occurred in 2010 and is critical to the overall commerce of the Grand Isle Port and the Town of Grand Isle.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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, August 17, 2015

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

New oyster hatchery officially opens on Grand Isle, August 12, 2015

Oyster farming: Grand Isle test project’s harvest underway, June 10, 2015