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Labor Department Ruling Could Mean End to Processed Gulf Seafood

Labor Department Ruling Could Mean End to Processed Gulf Seafood

by / Newsroom Ink on March 13, 2015

The Department of Labor recently announced it will no longer accept or process requests for H-2B visa prevailing wage determinations or labor certifications, a huge setback for almost every Gulf seafood processor from Florida to Texas.

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Marine Resource Education Program Southeast Demystifies Fishery Science

Marine Resource Education Program Southeast Demystifies Fishery Science

by / Newsroom Ink on March 7, 2015

The Marine Resource Education Program Southeast, an organization created by fishermen for fishermen, will attempt to demystify the acronyms and vocabulary and equip fisherman with the tools needed to engage tough issues at a Fisheries Science Workshop to be held April 14-16 at the Hilton Bayfront in St. Petersburg, FL.

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Minnesota Governor Announces Clean Water Support That Could Benefit Gulf

Minnesota Governor Announces Clean Water Support That Could Benefit Gulf

by / Newsroom Ink on March 5, 2015

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton recently announced he would give his support to a law requiring streams, rivers and farm drainage systems to have a vegetative buffer. The proposal, revealed during a Minnesota Natural Resources roundtable, would create 125,000 acres of grassland that would create pheasant habitat and promote cleaner water.

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LA SeaGrant Announces 3rd Annual Louisiana Commercial Fishing and Seafood Industry Summit

LA SeaGrant Announces 3rd Annual Louisiana Commercial Fishing and Seafood Industry Summit

by / Newsroom Ink on March 2, 2015

Louisiana fisherman will be gathering in Houma for Third Annual Louisiana Commercial Fishing and Seafood Industry Summit.

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Three-Hundred Gulf Charter-for-Hire Captains Anxiously Await Voluntary Electronic Log Book Monitoring

Three-Hundred Gulf Charter-for-Hire Captains Anxiously Await Voluntary Electronic Log Book Monitoring

by / Newsroom Ink on March 17, 2015

The implementation of electronic data capture by Gulf of Mexico charter-for-hire fisherman later this year will mean fisheries like Gulf Red Snapper will have a more accurate data source for use in future stock assessments.

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38° North Oysters, The Perfect Degree of Oyster Production

38° North Oysters, The Perfect Degree of Oyster Production

by / Newsroom Ink on March 11, 2015

JD Blackwell, the COO (chief oyster officer) of 38° North Oysters, has turned his western Maryland shore company into an entrepreneurial, sales and development savvy operation that has created the ideal growth environment for the ideal food — oysters.

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Storm Brews in Galveston Bay Over Oyster Lease

Storm Brews in Galveston Bay Over Oyster Lease

by / Newsroom Ink on January 18, 2015

There is a storm churning the waters of Galveston Bay that could affect the supply of Gulf oysters throughout the five Gulf States, as well as well national and international markets.

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Gulf Groups Gather to Support Oyster Mega-Hatcheries Concept

Gulf Groups Gather to Support Oyster Mega-Hatcheries Concept

by / Newsroom Ink on December 15, 2014

The Gulf Oyster Hatchery Initiative has proposed the use of hatchery produced oyster seed to restore Gulf of Mexico oyster reefs, as well as create new habitat resulting in a clean Gulf.

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