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Justin Ehrenwerth Named President and CEO of The Water Institute of the Gulf

Justin Ehrenwerth Named President and CEO of The Water Institute of the Gulf

by / Newsroom Ink on December 21, 2016

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Executive Director to Start at Institute on January 30 BATON ROUGE, La. (December 21, 2016) – The Water Institute of the Gulf announced Wednesday that Justin Ehrenwerth will take the helm as president and CEO starting Jan. 30. Currently the executive director of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, formed […]

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Gulf Coast Oysters, Inc. Honored at the 12th Annual Aggie 100

Gulf Coast Oysters, Inc. Honored at the 12th Annual Aggie 100

by / Newsroom Ink on December 1, 2016

Recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Aggie-Owned or Managed Companies in the World Texas A&M University recognized Gulf Coast Oysters, Inc. of Dickinson, TX as a member of the 2016 Aggie 100, which honors the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by Texas A&M University Former Students. Jure Slabic, president of Gulf […]

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Electronic Log Book Project at 88% of Goal; only 23 Vessel Spots Remain for Charter Boat Data Improvement Program

Electronic Log Book Project at 88% of Goal; only 23 Vessel Spots Remain for Charter Boat Data Improvement Program

by / Newsroom Ink on October 31, 2016

Gulf of Mexico, USA — A landmark effort to help improve reef fish management in the Gulf has nearly reached program capacity, with less than two dozen vessel openings left in the Charter-For-Hire data collection project. Charter captains, the Gulf Council, and stakeholders Gulf-wide have long called for improved data to manage the reef fish […]

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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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Hurricane Matthew spares Gulf watermen tragedy;  21 deaths, millions evacuated along Atlantic Coast

Hurricane Matthew spares Gulf watermen tragedy; 21 deaths, millions evacuated along Atlantic Coast

by / Newsroom Ink on October 11, 2016

Gulf of Mexico, U.S. — Watermen in the Gulf of Mexico escaped devastation from Hurricane Matthew last week, while their east coast contemporaries saw upwards of 23 deaths and catastrophic damage from storm surge and high winds. Matthew, at one-time a Category 4, was eventually downgraded to Category 1 by the time it officially made […]

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Sec. Melancon Sees Brighter Future for Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries

Sec. Melancon Sees Brighter Future for Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries

by / Newsroom Ink on April 24, 2016

As the new Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Charlie Melancon admits there will be challenges for his department as he joins the rest of state government facing budget cuts as a result of Louisiana’s current budget deficit, but he remains enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead.

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Seafood Communities

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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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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Southern Cross Sea Farms, Shining Star of Gulf Farm-Raised Clams

Southern Cross Sea Farms, Shining Star of Gulf Farm-Raised Clams

by / Newsroom Ink on June 27, 2016

Traveling the two-lane highway leading onto Cedar Key, Southern Cross Sea Farms stands as a shining star for lovers of great seafood. Their alter piled high with some of the best tasting clams raised and harvested in the Gulf of Mexico.

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GSI’s Harlon Pearce Featured in CQ Magazine, “Damage Control in The Gulf”

GSI’s Harlon Pearce Featured in CQ Magazine, “Damage Control in The Gulf”

by / Newsroom Ink on May 2, 2016

In a cover story “Damage Control in the Gulf” on the $20 billion Justice Department settlement of the BP Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that polluted the Gulf of Mexico with millions of barrels of oil, Capitol Hill’s CQ magazine’s writers Mike Magner and Jeremy Dillion give an in-depth analysis of the recent agreement between the company and the Justice Department, as well as how it will affect the Gulf and Gulf seafood.

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Timely and Accurate Data Top Gulf Electronic Data Collection Efforts

Timely and Accurate Data Top Gulf Electronic Data Collection Efforts

by / Newsroom Ink on February 23, 2016

Fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico, be they commercial, charter-for-hire or recreational, all agree on one fact: the growing need for more timely and accurate data for fishery management and science. Recognizing the need for more timely data collection, the NOAA has developed an implementation plan to expand the use of both electronic monitoring and electronic reporting.

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Better Techniques for Seafood at Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit

Better Techniques for Seafood at Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit

by / Newsroom Ink on February 19, 2016

This year’s Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit will be held on Tuesday, March 1st at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. It will provide fishermen, dock owners, processors and other related businesses an opportunity to network and obtain information on what’s happening in the commercial fishing and seafood industries.

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