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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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Seven Gulf Groups Endorse Chris Oliver for Asst. NOAA Administrator

Seven Gulf Groups Endorse Chris Oliver for Asst. NOAA Administrator

by / Newsroom Ink on April 13, 2017

The Gulf Seafood Institute joined six other Gulf of Mexico seafood industry organizations in endorsing Texas-native turned North Pacific Fishery executive Chris Oliver for the open position of Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries.

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Harvest Select Adds Gulf-Caught Seafood through Steel City Acquisition

Harvest Select Adds Gulf-Caught Seafood through Steel City Acquisition

by / Newsroom Ink on March 20, 2017

(UNIONTOWN, Alabama) — Harvest Select, the Alabama seafood company with catfish as its main attraction, has acquired Birmingham-based Steel City Seafood, expanding its overall operations and product lines to include a full spectrum of wild Gulf-caught seafood and farmed products.

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Exploring Aquaculture: GSI Leading the Gulf’s Discovery of a Future with Farmed Seafood

Exploring Aquaculture: GSI Leading the Gulf’s Discovery of a Future with Farmed Seafood

by / Newsroom Ink on March 17, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 17, 2017) — The Gulf Seafood Institute, the advocacy organization for advancing the economic, social and environmental benefits of the Gulf of Mexico’s seafood industry, is exploring a future with aquaculture in the region.

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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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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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