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GSI Responds to Criticism of Rubio’s Fisheries Act

GSI Responds to Criticism of Rubio’s Fisheries Act

by / Newsroom Ink on October 13, 2014

In response to an op-ed article in the Tampa Bay Times critical of new fishery legislation recently introduced by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on grounds it would hurt fishermen and jeopardize fishery sustainability, the Gulf Seafood Institute’s executive director Margaret Henderson applauded the Senator’s courage in taking a strong stand on key issues that must be addressed.

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Gulf Restoration Plan Announced by NOAA

Gulf Restoration Plan Announced by NOAA

by / Newsroom Ink on October 9, 2014

A formal Record of Decision to implement a Gulf restoration plan has been announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill which occurred off the shores of Louisiana in 2010.

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Roy Crabtree Has More On His Plate Than Red Snapper

Roy Crabtree Has More On His Plate Than Red Snapper

by / Newsroom Ink on September 29, 2014

Roy Crabtree, Ph.D., has a lot on his plate beside Gulf Red Snapper. As the regional administrator of NOAA Fisheries Service’s Southeast Regional Office overseeing Gulf fisheries, the fish popular to both recreational and commercial fishermen has drawn the majority of his attention for more than two years.

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GSI’s Steve Tomeny Joins Hamilton Project Fishery Management Discussion

GSI’s Steve Tomeny Joins Hamilton Project Fishery Management Discussion

by / Newsroom Ink on September 26, 2014

Gulf Seafood Institute founding member Steve Tomeny recently joined a panel of seafood experts, academics and environmental non-profit leaders to address such issues as individual fishing quotas and possible revisions to the Magnuson-Stevens Act at the Brookings Institute for a Hamilton Project roundtable discussion.

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Oyster Harvesting in Florida’s Apalachicola Bay May Shut Down

Oyster Harvesting in Florida’s Apalachicola Bay May Shut Down

by / Newsroom Ink on October 6, 2014

Oyster harvesting in Florida’s Apalachicola Bay may shut down entirely for an extended period of time resulting in an even further scarcity of Gulf oysters in the marketplace if new restrictions are put in place by a Florida state agency.

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GSI Leaders to Speak at Gulf Sustainable Seafood Symposium

GSI Leaders to Speak at Gulf Sustainable Seafood Symposium

by / Newsroom Ink on October 3, 2014

On the last day of National Seafood Month, two Gulf Seafood Institute board members will join other Gulf seafood industry experts, chefs and fishermen in addressing Gulf of Mexico sustainable seafood issues at a symposium to be held on Dauphin Island on All Hallow’s Eve.

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Biloxi’s Shrimp Industry is Brown, White and Pink

Biloxi’s Shrimp Industry is Brown, White and Pink

by / Newsroom Ink on September 24, 2014

At the turn of the nineteenth century, Biloxi was known as “The Seafood Capital of the World” – its factories were world leaders. Today, the seafood industry continues to play an important role in the diversity of city’s local economy.

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David Krebs is GSI’s Expert on International Panel Discussing Seafood Sustainability

David Krebs is GSI’s Expert on International Panel Discussing Seafood Sustainability

by / Newsroom Ink on September 21, 2014

Lack of funding of government agencies monitoring fish catches is one of the biggest challenges to sustainability of the seafood industry according to an international industry panel that included the Gulf Seafood Institute’s Florida board member David Krebs.

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