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.
With the sounds of the Tee Chaoui Trio Band, the Babineaux Sisters and The Beau Young Band rocking into the night, the new Bayou Carlin Cove dock recently opened in Delcambre, La. The opening culminates a seven-year effort by the Twin Parish Port Commission to fund and construct the $4 million facility.
Halliburton has announced it has reached an agreement to settle a substantial majority of the plaintiffs’ claims, including Gulf commercial fishermen, asserted against the company as a result of the April 20, 2010 Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico.
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.