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Grand Isle Fisheries Research Lab

LDWF’s state of the art fisheries research lab is located on the north shore of Grand Isle, Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island. This location provides the lab’s dedicated staff the unique opportunity to conduct offshore sampling, tagging, and a number of other research projects. These projects are critical for gathering the data needed to effectively manage the  diverse marine resources in Louisiana’s waters and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

Staff also collaborate with other states, federal agencies, and some of the nation’s top research institutions, educate the public about their research, and even assist in recovery efforts after natural and manmade disasters.


Located at 195 Ludwig Annex, the lab hosts tours of the facility as well as visiting researchers conducting fieldwork in the area. Call 985.787.2163 for additional information.