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Gulf State Managers Propose Controversial Plan for State Management of Red Snapper Fishery

Gulf State Managers Propose Controversial Plan for State Management of Red Snapper Fishery

by / Newsroom Ink on March 25, 2015

Marine Resource Agency Directors from all five Gulf States recently held a closed meeting in New Orleans to craft a management framework removing the red snapper fishery from the control of the federal government and placing the fishery directly under state control.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Joins Speakers at Aquaculture and Fish Tech 101

Gulf Seafood Institute Joins Speakers at Aquaculture and Fish Tech 101

by / Newsroom Ink on March 23, 2015

A Gulf Coast workshop will help develop training and education programs that can assist the industry, train a new generation of seafood professionals and help deliver a uniform message to the consumer.

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Prestige Oysters To Be Featured at Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza

Prestige Oysters To Be Featured at Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza

by / Newsroom Ink on March 20, 2015

Sack after sacks after sack of Gulf Coast oysters are joining in the celebration one of Houston’s largest food & wine events courtesy of Gulf Seafood Institute Founding Member Raz Halili of Galveston’s Prestige Oysters.

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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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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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