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GSI’s Frank Randol Testifies on Capitol Hill on H-2B Legislation

GSI’s Frank Randol Testifies on Capitol Hill on H-2B Legislation

by / Newsroom Ink on May 9, 2015

The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee under the chair of David Vitter of Louisiana recently met to questioned seafood regulators and industry experts, including Gulf Seafood Institute’s Frank Randol, on how federal labor and safety laws are impacting small businesses within the seafood industry.

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State Gulf Red Snapper Management Defeated in House Committee

State Gulf Red Snapper Management Defeated in House Committee

by / Newsroom Ink on May 3, 2015

The first effort to have the five individual Gulf States take over management of Gulf red snapper was defeated by a vote of 22-16 when Amendment H.R. 1335, sponsored by Louisiana Representative Garrett Graves, came to a committee vote.

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Senator Shelby Continues Fight For Gulf Fishermen on Red Snapper Issues

Senator Shelby Continues Fight For Gulf Fishermen on Red Snapper Issues

by / Newsroom Ink on April 25, 2015

As the Department of Commerce continues to move forward with activities funded through the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2015, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby has written Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker expressing strong concerns with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) management of the red snapper fishery.

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Share the Gulf Gears Up for New Fight

Share the Gulf Gears Up for New Fight

by / Newsroom Ink on April 20, 2015

Share the Gulf has reawakened to respond to efforts by Gulf State fishery managers to grab control of the Gulf of Mexico’s Red Snapper fishery, giving a larger percentage to the recreational sector and leaving the future of the commercial fishery in doubt.

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Bottarga – Poor Man’s Caviar Reaps Rich Benefits For Gulf Fishermen

Bottarga – Poor Man’s Caviar Reaps Rich Benefits For Gulf Fishermen

by / Newsroom Ink on April 6, 2015

In the coastal village of Cortez, Ed Chiles has joined with business partner Seth Cripe to produces the country’s first European style artisan bottarga from the fish eggs of Gulf Grey Striped mullet. The gourmet cured mullet roe is sold at more than $100/lb. retail.

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Three-Hundred Gulf Charter-for-Hire Captains Anxiously Await Voluntary Electronic Log Book Monitoring

Three-Hundred Gulf Charter-for-Hire Captains Anxiously Await Voluntary Electronic Log Book Monitoring

by / Newsroom Ink on March 17, 2015

The implementation of electronic data capture by Gulf of Mexico charter-for-hire fisherman later this year will mean fisheries like Gulf Red Snapper will have a more accurate data source for use in future stock assessments.

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38° North Oysters, The Perfect Degree of Oyster Production

38° North Oysters, The Perfect Degree of Oyster Production

by / Newsroom Ink on March 11, 2015

JD Blackwell, the COO (chief oyster officer) of 38° North Oysters, has turned his western Maryland shore company into an entrepreneurial, sales and development savvy operation that has created the ideal growth environment for the ideal food — oysters.

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Storm Brews in Galveston Bay Over Oyster Lease

Storm Brews in Galveston Bay Over Oyster Lease

by / Newsroom Ink on January 18, 2015

There is a storm churning the waters of Galveston Bay that could affect the supply of Gulf oysters throughout the five Gulf States, as well as well national and international markets.

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