The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University has hired three new extension specialists; Dr. Stuart Carlton, Christine Hale and Dr. Andrew Ropicki. The trio brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Texas coast.
Senator Marco Rubio has introduced legislation, including key initiatives advanced by the Gulf Seafood Institute, laying groundwork for Gulf seafood community priorities in the upcoming reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
Foreign illegal fishing in the Gulf, mostly by Mexican crew in boats called lanchas, is a persistent and alarming problem according to authorities from Gulf Coast states, as well as the federal government.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met in Biloxi, MS to discuss a number of fishery issues, including recreational red snapper sector separation and accountability measures.
As Louisiana shrimpers tie up their boats — angry over low prices they’re getting at the dock. A spokesman for the Gulf Seafood Institute says prices are falling because imports are rebounding and they aren’t the ones to blame.
For more than two weeks talks of a strike by Louisiana shrimpers have filled VHF radios and social media. Talk has turned into action according to Louisiana Shrimp Association’s president Clint Guidry, as state shrimpers have put a moratorium on harvesting to protest falling shrimp prices at the dock.
Two members of the Gulf Seafood Institute have been named to Louisiana’s Nicholls State University’s 2014 Institute for Seafood Studies Advisory Board.