Southern Flounder Shows Population Decline, LSU CC&E Study Says

November 21, 2022

Fish jump in front of a boat with people on it

– Photo Courtesy of Michael Dance

A healthy ocean ecosystem can provide a bounty of food and recreational opportunities for millions of people. In honor of World Fisheries Day, LSU's College of Coast & Environment is featuring recent work from our researchers as they strive to maintain healthy fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world.

First, a study from Michael Dance and Stephen Midway of the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences looks into the population decline of the Southern Flounder, the biggest and most commercially valuable flounder in the area. Then, students and faculty from the Department of Environmental Sciences go to a Louisiana community to investigate the prevalence of vibriosis, a bacterial infection caused by handling fish or being exposed to marine water. 

These are just two examples of the impactful research being conducted every day at the College of the Coast & Environment, where faculty, staff and students work to build a more healthy, prosperous and secure future for coastal residents in Louisiana and around the world through their commitment to LSU’s visionary Scholarship First Agenda.

Learn more about this important research