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Seven Seafood Organizations Support Federal Management of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

by / Newsroom Ink on May 3, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As policy discussions ramp up in Washington over the management of the Gulf of Mexico’s iconic American Red Snapper, seven organizations are urging legislators to leave resource decisions in the hands of Federal agencies, not state commissions. In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Interior, […]

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Fish 2.0 Business Competition Deadline Nears; Few Gulf of Mexico Proposals Boosts Chances for Late Applicants

Fish 2.0 Business Competition Deadline Nears; Few Gulf of Mexico Proposals Boosts Chances for Late Applicants

by / Newsroom Ink on April 24, 2017

Seafood entrepreneurs and businesses in the Gulf of Mexico have until this Friday to apply for the Fish 2.0 business competition.

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GSI’s Walk On The Hill talks Gulf seafood issues in 21 meetings with D.C. legislators

GSI’s Walk On The Hill talks Gulf seafood issues in 21 meetings with D.C. legislators

by / Newsroom Ink on February 10, 2017

Gulf Seafood Institute commissioned a three-person lobby —GSI founder Harlon Pearce, board member Stan Harris, and executive director Margaret Henderson — to meet key Members of Congress, Senators and staff in 21 legislative offices about the fishery issues that impact their home states along the Gulf coast.

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Gulf Council Update from New Orleans

Gulf Council Update from New Orleans

by / Newsroom Ink on February 4, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has moved an amendment forward to the Secretary of Commerce with the intent of increasing the reporting frequency of federally permitted charter vessels and headboats. After hearing public comment, the Council voted to require both charter vessels and headboats fishing for reef fish and […]

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GSI CONVENES TWO-DAY STRATEGIC SUMMIT; THREE PRIORITY AREAS ESSENTIAL FOR GULF SEAFOOD CHAMPIONS IN 2017

GSI CONVENES TWO-DAY STRATEGIC SUMMIT; THREE PRIORITY AREAS ESSENTIAL FOR GULF SEAFOOD CHAMPIONS IN 2017

by / Newsroom Ink on February 3, 2017

GSI CONVENES TWO-DAY STRATEGIC SUMMIT; THREE PRIORITY AREAS ESSENTIAL IN 2017
Houston, TX — Seventeen thoughtful minds, ten newly birthed committees, and several dozen strategic initiatives…

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Council Decision Anticipated on Electronic Data Reporting for Charter Vessels

Council Decision Anticipated on Electronic Data Reporting for Charter Vessels

by / Newsroom Ink on January 21, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, La., — The Gulf Council is poised for a final vote on several electronic reporting amendments later this month, potentially ending a decades long discussion about how to acquire better data from for-hire fishing vessels.

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Seafood Communities

GSI Elects Two Industry Experts to Board of Directors; Eric Buckner and Michael Colby Excited by Possibilities

GSI Elects Two Industry Experts to Board of Directors; Eric Buckner and Michael Colby Excited by Possibilities

by / Newsroom Ink on January 11, 2017

METAIRIE, La. —The Gulf Seafood Institute, a non-profit advocacy group for the Gulf of Mexico’s seafood supply chain, added two new board members this month to help guide policy and resource efforts through 2018. Eric Buckner, Senior Director of the Seafood Category for Sysco Corporation based in Houston, TX, and Michael Colby, founding GSI member […]

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Alabama’s first Oyster Shell Recycling Program captures ½ million shells; ready for January expansion

Alabama’s first Oyster Shell Recycling Program captures ½ million shells; ready for January expansion

by / Newsroom Ink on December 21, 2016

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) has finalized its Comprehensive Plan Update to guide over $5.4 billion in investments aimed at enhancing the resources and economies of the Gulf Coast after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Certified Seafood: Going deep with Audubon G.U.L.F.

Certified Seafood: Going deep with Audubon G.U.L.F.

by / Newsroom Ink on November 30, 2016

Labels. They remind us to sort 100% cotton shirts from polyester blends, and warn about excessive calories in our snacks. So what sort of information can labels provide consumers who want to navigate the world of sustainable seafood? “The devil is in the details,” said Jim Gossen, founder of Louisiana Seafoods, a respected seafood buyer […]

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ALABAMA & GULF SEAFOOD SHINE AT WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS

ALABAMA & GULF SEAFOOD SHINE AT WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS

by / Newsroom Ink on November 11, 2016

World Seafood Champ among many titles on the line for 1,100+ chefs and home cooks Orange Beach, AL – Alabama Gulf Seafood takes center stage Saturday as the the world’s largest Food Sport competition, held in Orange Beach this week, enters the final round in its search for World Seafood Champ. A field of 43 […]

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Galveston Bay Oystermen Prepare for Lease Increases; Persistent Fiscal Shortfalls Cited as Cause

Galveston Bay Oystermen Prepare for Lease Increases; Persistent Fiscal Shortfalls Cited as Cause

by / Newsroom Ink on October 20, 2016

GALVESTON, TEXAS — Jure Slabic learned this business like most who’ve survived it, he was initiated on the water by experienced family-based oystermen a generation or two older. He’s been doing this since he was nine. “My father’s great, great grandfather was the first in our family,” said Slabic, of Gulf Coast Oysters in Dickinson, […]

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GSI Members Invited To Cook for NOAA Fish Fry

GSI Members Invited To Cook for NOAA Fish Fry

by / Newsroom Ink on July 15, 2016

GSI Members Invited To Cook for NOAA’s 41st Annual Fish Fry By Ryan T Pearce, Contributing Writer On June 8th members of GSI, chefs, and state representatives from across the country gathered in Washington for Oceans Week, an annual celebration focused around the discussion of the future of our country’s coasts. All of the oceans […]

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