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Gulf Council Update from New Orleans

by / Newsroom Ink on February 4, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has moved an amendment forward to the Secretary of Commerce with the intent of increasing the reporting frequency of federally permitted charter vessels and headboats. After hearing public comment, the Council voted to require both charter vessels and headboats fishing for reef fish and […]

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GSI CONVENES TWO-DAY STRATEGIC SUMMIT; THREE PRIORITY AREAS ESSENTIAL FOR GULF SEAFOOD CHAMPIONS IN 2017

GSI CONVENES TWO-DAY STRATEGIC SUMMIT; THREE PRIORITY AREAS ESSENTIAL FOR GULF SEAFOOD CHAMPIONS IN 2017

by / Newsroom Ink on February 3, 2017

GSI CONVENES TWO-DAY STRATEGIC SUMMIT; THREE PRIORITY AREAS ESSENTIAL IN 2017
Houston, TX — Seventeen thoughtful minds, ten newly birthed committees, and several dozen strategic initiatives…

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Council Decision Anticipated on Electronic Data Reporting for Charter Vessels

Council Decision Anticipated on Electronic Data Reporting for Charter Vessels

by / Newsroom Ink on January 21, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, La., — The Gulf Council is poised for a final vote on several electronic reporting amendments later this month, potentially ending a decades long discussion about how to acquire better data from for-hire fishing vessels.

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Restore Council Unveils Updated Plan to Invest More than $5.4 billion in Gulf Coast Restoration

Restore Council Unveils Updated Plan to Invest More than $5.4 billion in Gulf Coast Restoration

by / Newsroom Ink on December 27, 2016

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) has finalized its Comprehensive Plan Update to guide over $5.4 billion in investments aimed at enhancing the resources and economies of the Gulf Coast after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The plan was adopted unanimously by all eleven Council members.

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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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Red Swamp Crawfish Withdrawn from Injurious Wildlife Petition to U.S. FWS

Red Swamp Crawfish Withdrawn from Injurious Wildlife Petition to U.S. FWS

by / Newsroom Ink on December 12, 2016

An effort to include Louisiana’s red swamp crawfish among 43 new “Injurious Wildlife” species under the Lacey Act has been withdrawn until more analysis can be done on the bayou staple, according to the organization that filed the federal petition.

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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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Alabama’s first Oyster Shell Recycling Program captures ½ million shells; ready for January expansion

Alabama’s first Oyster Shell Recycling Program captures ½ million shells; ready for January expansion

by / Newsroom Ink on December 21, 2016

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) has finalized its Comprehensive Plan Update to guide over $5.4 billion in investments aimed at enhancing the resources and economies of the Gulf Coast after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Certified Seafood: Going deep with Audubon G.U.L.F.

Certified Seafood: Going deep with Audubon G.U.L.F.

by / Newsroom Ink on November 30, 2016

Labels. They remind us to sort 100% cotton shirts from polyester blends, and warn about excessive calories in our snacks. So what sort of information can labels provide consumers who want to navigate the world of sustainable seafood? “The devil is in the details,” said Jim Gossen, founder of Louisiana Seafoods, a respected seafood buyer […]

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ALABAMA & GULF SEAFOOD SHINE AT WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS

ALABAMA & GULF SEAFOOD SHINE AT WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS

by / Newsroom Ink on November 11, 2016

World Seafood Champ among many titles on the line for 1,100+ chefs and home cooks Orange Beach, AL – Alabama Gulf Seafood takes center stage Saturday as the the world’s largest Food Sport competition, held in Orange Beach this week, enters the final round in its search for World Seafood Champ. A field of 43 […]

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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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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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