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Gulf Seafood Institute Names Kristin McLaren as New Executive Director

Gulf Seafood Institute Names Kristin McLaren as New Executive Director

Written by on April 22, 2018 in Gulf Seafood Institute, Louisiana, News with 0 Comments

Kristin McLaren has been named Executive Director of the Gulf Seafood Institute by the governing board of directors. McLaren’s passion and background in sustainable fisheries uniquely qualifies her to assume GSI’s Executive Director post as a voice for the Gulf.

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Trump Signs Omnibus Spending Bill With Legislation Adding 63,000 H-2B Guest Workers

Trump Signs Omnibus Spending Bill With Legislation Adding 63,000 H-2B Guest Workers

Written by on March 27, 2018 in Gulf Seafood Foundation, Louisiana, Mississippi, News, Texas with 1 Comment

President Donald Trump has signed a new 2,232-page Omnibus Spending Bill sent to him by the Senate after it passed the House of Representative that includes an increase in the H-2B Guest Worker Program for the remainder of the year.

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Louisiana and Illinois Find Asian Carp Solution With “Can’t Beat Em’ Eat Em” Campaign

Louisiana and Illinois Find Asian Carp Solution With “Can’t Beat Em’ Eat Em” Campaign

Written by on March 10, 2018 in Gulf Seafood Foundation, Louisiana, News with 1 Comment

Asian Carp, rebranded as Silverfin, is a fish everyone can learn to love. To ensure the survival of native species, Chef Phillipe Parola is working with Louisiana and Illinois to find a solution for the rapidly growing problem of the invasive fish – “If you can’t beat them, eat them.”

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Louisiana Fishermen To Learn Adapting to Change at Fisheries Forward Summit

Louisiana Fishermen To Learn Adapting to Change at Fisheries Forward Summit

Written by on February 17, 2018 in Fishermen, Louisiana, News with 0 Comments

Fishermen from across Louisiana will gather on March 6th at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner for the 2018 Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit.

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Ryan Pearce, Son of Gulf Seafood Stalwart Harlon Pearce, Dies Unexpectedly

Ryan Pearce, Son of Gulf Seafood Stalwart Harlon Pearce, Dies Unexpectedly

Written by on February 6, 2018 in Louisiana, News, Texas with 1 Comment

Ryan Pearce, son of Gulf seafood stalwart Harlon Pearce, died unexpectedly in his sleep in Austin, Texas on January 24th.

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Gulf Seafood Foundation Donations to Go to Fishing Community Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Gulf Seafood Foundation Donations to Go to Fishing Community Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Written by on February 6, 2018 in Florida, Gulf Seafood Foundation, News, Texas with 0 Comments

GULF SEAFOOD FOUNDATION – The Gulf Seafood Foundation has committed all funds raised for the rest of this year to be donated toward helping the Gulf Coastal fishing communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Naval Armada Invades New Orleans to Fight for Gulf Seafood Cook-Off Title

Naval Armada Invades New Orleans to Fight for Gulf Seafood Cook-Off Title

Over the course of centuries the waters off Louisiana’s coast have been familiar naval combat grounds. Recently those same waters again teamed with a naval armada ready for combat, this time joined by some of the best known chefs in the state to show support for Gulf fishermen.

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Orange is the New Black for Gulf Fisherman

Orange is the New Black for Gulf Fisherman

Written by on April 14, 2018 in Seafood Communities with 1 Comment

In the  fashion world “orange is the new black,” but for the Gulf seafood industry “orange” is helping those affected by hurricanes the previous year, and others, put their businesses back into the “black.” The Gulf Seafood Foundation’s orange “Helping Hands” gloves are starting to appear everywhere across the Gulf of Mexico.

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“Helping Hands” Becomes Part of Apostleship of the Sea Mission for Port Arthur Catholic Priest

“Helping Hands” Becomes Part of Apostleship of the Sea Mission for Port Arthur Catholic Priest

Written by on April 2, 2018 in Seafood Communities, Texas with 0 Comments

“Helping Hands” Becomes Part of Apostleship of the Sea Mission for Port Arthur Catholic Priest Father Sinclair Oubre who says six months after Hurricane Harvey the need for fishermen is still there.

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Gulf Oysters on London Food Critic Jay Rayner’s Last Meal

Gulf Oysters on London Food Critic Jay Rayner’s Last Meal

No London food critic Jay Rayner is not dying, but yes he is eating his final meal, one chapter at a time, and Louisiana’s Grand Island Gulf oysters are on the menu.

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Gulf Seafood Foundation Prepares Fishermen Glove Distribution

Gulf Seafood Foundation Prepares Fishermen Glove Distribution

GULF SEAFOOD FOUNDATION – More than 1000 pair of foam insulated and fleece-lined work gloves have been delivered to the Gulf Seafood Foundation to be distributed to Gulf Fishermen, especially those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Gulf Oysterman Raz Halili Displays Heroics During Hurricane Harvey Flooding

Gulf Oysterman Raz Halili Displays Heroics During Hurricane Harvey Flooding

Written by on February 6, 2018 in Gulf Seafood Foundation, Seafood Communities, Texas with 0 Comments

GULF SEAFOOD FOUNDATION – Sitting in his Kemah, TX home on Galveston Bay, Raz Halili was sure the small tropical storm named Harvey hovering off the coast of Texas was of little concern. A week later with his family’s oyster damaged, shrimp boats sunk, fishermen’s homes underwater or destroyed he realized his miscalculations on the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

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Southern Smoke Donates $10,000 to “Helping Hands”

Southern Smoke Founder Chef Chris Shepard

The Southern Smoke, founded by Houston’s Chef Chris Shepard, has donated $10,000 to the Gulf Seafood Foundation’s “Helping Hands” program that distributes work gloves to Gulf Fishermen.  Founded by the Gulf Seafood Foundation, the “Helping Hands” program was a response to give all fishermen across the Gulf a small reminder that they were not forgotten after the 2017 hurricanes that struck from Texas to Florida.
 
Founded after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and the Gulf, Southern Smoke has donated more that $962,000 to help with the recovery efforts.  More than 140 workers in Houston’s food and beverage industry have received relief funding from Foundation.
 
“We sincerely appreciate this substantial donation to our organization,” said Gulf Seafood Foundation’s Chairman Jim Gossen. “Our Gulf fishermen are an integral part of the Gulf’s hospitality industry.  It is comforting to know that Southern Smoke recognizes we are one family providing the best seafood in the world to our customers.”

How to Contribute

To donate to the Gulf Seafood Foundation’s “Helping Hands” Program please choose the DONATE button below or send a check or money order to: Gulf Seafood Foundation Helping Hands,  2851 Johnston Street, Suite 162, Lafayette, LA 70503.






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