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Gulf Seafood Institute Prepares for Annual Capitol Hill Walk

Gulf Seafood Institute Prepares for Annual Capitol Hill Walk

by / Newsroom Ink on January 3, 2016

As the pages of the calendar turn to a new year, members of the Gulf Seafood Institute will dust off overcoats and galoshes for their annual “Walk on the Hill” during January’s Washington Mardi Gras week. The purpose of the annual pilgrimage is to educate legislators on the state of Gulf fishing and seafood.

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GSI Members Speak Out on H-2B in New Orleans Times-Picayune

GSI Members Speak Out on H-2B in New Orleans Times-Picayune

by / Newsroom Ink on December 30, 2015

For a second time in one week, the Gulf Seafood Institute is making headlines. In an article for the New Orleans Times-Picayune three members are quoted by reporter Jed Lipinski on the importance of recently passed H-2B legislation for the survival of the Gulf seafood industry.

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GSI’s Margaret Henderson Quoted On H-2B Legislation in Baltimore Sun

GSI’s Margaret Henderson Quoted On H-2B Legislation in Baltimore Sun

by / Newsroom Ink on December 29, 2015

The Gulf Seafood Institute’s Executive Director Margaret Henderson was quoted by Baltimore Sun reporter John Fritze in a comprehensive article on H-2B legislation recently passed in the 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

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Omnibus Spending Measure Provides H-2B Relief For Gulf Seafood

Omnibus Spending Measure Provides H-2B Relief For Gulf Seafood

by / Newsroom Ink on December 21, 2015

Congress has passed and President Obama has signed into law a year-end spending and tax deal that includes important relief for seasonal seafood, tourism and restaurant employers around the Gulf and across the country. For more than a year, the Gulf Seafood Institute has joined with dozens of small business stakeholders to fight for the fixes included in H-2B legislation which will go into effect immediately.

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Gulf Congressional Delegation Teams for Big Win for Gulf Reef Fish Accountability in 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act

Gulf Congressional Delegation Teams for Big Win for Gulf Reef Fish Accountability in 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act

by / Newsroom Ink on December 19, 2015

The Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act heading to the White House for a Presidential signature includes $10 million for Gulf of Mexico fisheries data collection, stock assessments and research due to the tireless efforts led by Alabama’s Senator Richard Shelby and Florida’s Representative David Jolly.

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Gulf Seafood Institute’s President Harlon Pearce Appointed to NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

Gulf Seafood Institute’s President Harlon Pearce Appointed to NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

by / Newsroom Ink on December 15, 2015

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has appointed Gulf Seafood Institute’s President Harlon Pearce, along with three other new advisors, to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee.

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Cedar Key, Clamming Higher and Higher

Cedar Key, Clamming Higher and Higher

by / Newsroom Ink on January 9, 2016

Cedar Key may not be one of Florida’s more famous Keys; the Beach Boys or Jimmy Buffet ever sang its praise. Cedar Key, however, is famous among Gulf seafood lovers for its hard shell clams harvested in record numbers and shipped to restaurants around the country.

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Installation of Electronic Data Collection Moving Forward Across the Gulf Charter Fishery

Installation of Electronic Data Collection Moving Forward Across the Gulf Charter Fishery

by / Newsroom Ink on December 6, 2015

The Gulf charter-for-hire fleet is making yet another leap towards greater accountability as nearly 200 charter-for-hire boats become equipped with electronic data collection systems that will allow for accurate and real time data on red snapper and other critically important recreational species.

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House Committee Holds Hearing on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation

House Committee Holds Hearing on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation

by / Newsroom Ink on November 2, 2015

The House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans met to a packed room filled with Gulf commercial and charter-for-hire fishermen to hear public testimony on H.R. 3094, the “Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act” which gives Gulf States control of the red snapper fishery.

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Florida Charter Boat Captains Challenged to Step Up for Better Fishery Management

Florida Charter Boat Captains Challenged to Step Up for Better Fishery Management

by / Newsroom Ink on October 17, 2015

If you’re a Florida fisherman, or for that matter Gulf of Mexico fishermen, then you know that for year after year, there has been a need for more data, better data and more timely data. In short, a better data collection system to better manage the Gulf’s vast array of fisheries.

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Gulf’s First Oyster Farmer Continues to Grow

Gulf’s First Oyster Farmer Continues to Grow

by / Newsroom Ink on September 25, 2015

Steve Crockett planted the first off-bottom oysters in the Gulf as a reef restoration projects for the Mobile Bay National Estuary program. Fifteen years later Point Aux Pins Oysters is one of the largest Gulf off-bottom oyster operations supplying restaurants and grocery chains across the South.

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GSI’s Newest Member Jennifer Young is International Seafood Safety Specialist

GSI’s Newest Member Jennifer Young is International Seafood Safety Specialist

by / Newsroom Ink on September 20, 2015

Sitting on a beach enjoying the sunset has been a perk enjoyed by Jennifer Young during her last seven years as a food safety specialist based in Hawaii, but in her heart she missed the bayous of Louisiana and the Gulf seafood she enjoyed.

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