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Southern Smoke Donates $10,000 to Gulf Seafood Foundation’s Helping Hands

Southern Smoke Donates $10,000 to Gulf Seafood Foundation’s Helping Hands

Southern Smoke, a charitable organization founded by Houston’s James Beard Award Winner Chef Chris Shepherd, has donated $10,000 to the Gulf Seafood Foundation’s “Helping Hands” program that distributes work gloves to Gulf fishermen.

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Ed Lallo Resumes Editorial Director Duties for Gulf Seafood News

Ed Lallo Resumes Editorial Director Duties for Gulf Seafood News

Veteran journalist Ed Lallo has resumed the duties of Editorial Director for Gulf Seafood News after a two-year hiatus. The recently updated news site will serve as the newsroom for the Gulf Seafood Foundation, as well as the Gulf Seafood Institute.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Names Kristin McLaren as New Executive Director

Gulf Seafood Institute Names Kristin McLaren as New Executive Director

Kristin McLaren has been named Executive Director of the Gulf Seafood Institute by the governing board of directors. McLaren’s passion and background in sustainable fisheries uniquely qualifies her to assume GSI’s Executive Director post as a voice for the Gulf.

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Trump Signs Omnibus Spending Bill With Legislation Adding 63,000 H-2B Guest Workers

Trump Signs Omnibus Spending Bill With Legislation Adding 63,000 H-2B Guest Workers

President Donald Trump has signed a new 2,232-page Omnibus Spending Bill sent to him by the Senate after it passed the House of Representative that includes an increase in the H-2B Guest Worker Program for the remainder of the year.

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Louisiana and Illinois Find Asian Carp Solution With “Can’t Beat Em’ Eat Em” Campaign

Louisiana and Illinois Find Asian Carp Solution With “Can’t Beat Em’ Eat Em” Campaign

Asian Carp, rebranded as Silverfin, is a fish everyone can learn to love. To ensure the survival of native species, Chef Phillipe Parola is working with Louisiana and Illinois to find a solution for the rapidly growing problem of the invasive fish – “If you can’t beat them, eat them.”

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Louisiana Fishermen To Learn Adapting to Change at Fisheries Forward Summit

Louisiana Fishermen To Learn Adapting to Change at Fisheries Forward Summit

Fishermen from across Louisiana will gather on March 6th at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner for the 2018 Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit.

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Seafood Communities

Bob Jones Announces Retirement As Southeastern Fisheries Association Executive Director

Bob Jones Announces Retirement As Southeastern Fisheries Association Executive Director

After more than five decades of serving at the helm of the Southeastern Fisheries Association, Executive Director Bob Jones has announced his retirement at the end of 2018.

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Naval Armada Invades New Orleans to Fight for Gulf Seafood Cook-Off Title

Naval Armada Invades New Orleans to Fight for Gulf Seafood Cook-Off Title

Over the course of centuries the waters off Louisiana’s coast have been familiar naval combat grounds. Recently those same waters again teamed with a naval armada ready for combat, this time joined by some of the best known chefs in the state to show support for Gulf fishermen.

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Orange is the New Black for Gulf Fisherman

Orange is the New Black for Gulf Fisherman

In the  fashion world “orange is the new black,” but for the Gulf seafood industry “orange” is helping those affected by hurricanes the previous year, and others, put their businesses back into the “black.” The Gulf Seafood Foundation’s orange “Helping Hands” gloves are starting to appear everywhere across the Gulf of Mexico.

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“Helping Hands” Becomes Part of Apostleship of the Sea Mission for Port Arthur Catholic Priest

“Helping Hands” Becomes Part of Apostleship of the Sea Mission for Port Arthur Catholic Priest

“Helping Hands” Becomes Part of Apostleship of the Sea Mission for Port Arthur Catholic Priest Father Sinclair Oubre who says six months after Hurricane Harvey the need for fishermen is still there.

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Gulf Oysters on London Food Critic Jay Rayner’s Last Meal

Gulf Oysters on London Food Critic Jay Rayner’s Last Meal

No London food critic Jay Rayner is not dying, but yes he is eating his final meal, one chapter at a time, and Louisiana’s Grand Island Gulf oysters are on the menu.

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Gulf Seafood Foundation Prepares Fishermen Glove Distribution

Gulf Seafood Foundation Prepares Fishermen Glove Distribution

GULF SEAFOOD FOUNDATION – More than 1000 pair of foam insulated and fleece-lined work gloves have been delivered to the Gulf Seafood Foundation to be distributed to Gulf Fishermen, especially those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Southern Smoke Donates $10,000 to “Helping Hands”

Southern Smoke Founder Chef Chris Shepard

Southern Smoke, a charitable organization founded by Houston’s James Beard Award Winner Chef Chris Shepard, has donated $10,000 to the Gulf Seafood Foundation’s “Helping Hands” program that distributes work gloves to Gulf fishermen. The “Helping Hands” program was a response to give all fishermen across the Gulf a small reminder that they were not forgotten after the 2017 hurricanes that struck from Texas to Florida.

Shepard’s organization has donated more $501,000 to help with the recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey.  More than 135 workers in Houston’s food and beverage industry have received relief funding.

“We sincerely appreciate this substantial donation to our organization,” said Gulf Seafood Foundation’s Chairman Jim Gossen. “Our Gulf fishermen are an integral part of the Gulf’s hospitality industry.  It is comforting to know that Southern Smoke recognizes we are one family providing the best seafood in the world to our customers.”

How to Contribute

To donate to the Gulf Seafood Foundation’s “Helping Hands” Program please choose the DONATE button below or send a check or money order to: Gulf Seafood Foundation Helping Hands,  2851 Johnston Street, Suite 162, Lafayette, LA 70503.






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