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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. Gulf Coast Oysters, Inc. was […]

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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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Gulf Council Meets in Austin on Eve of 40th Anniversary of Magnuson Stevens

Gulf Council Meets in Austin on Eve of 40th Anniversary of Magnuson Stevens

by / Newsroom Ink on April 18, 2016

As the eve of 40th anniversary of the signing of the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act approached, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Austin to discuss numerous fishery issues.

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Pearce and Gossen to Join Thought-Leaders on Joint Ocean Commission Roundtable

Pearce and Gossen to Join Thought-Leaders on Joint Ocean Commission Roundtable

by / Newsroom Ink on April 12, 2016

The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership Council is holding roundtable discussions focused on the Arctic, East, West, and Gulf Coasts, and has invited two Gulf Seafood Institute members to have a seat at its Gulf roundtable being held in New Orleans.

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Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Turns 40

Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Turns 40

by / Newsroom Ink on April 4, 2016

Forty years have passed since Congress first passed sweeping legislation that changed the landscape of the American seafood industry from Bristol Bay to Beaumont to Boston. In 1976, the Fishery Conservation and Management Act was the first legislation establishing a comprehensive framework for governing marine fisheries.

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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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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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Constructing An Off-Bottom Oyster Business on Grand Isle

Constructing An Off-Bottom Oyster Business on Grand Isle

by / Newsroom Ink on February 15, 2016

Marcos Guerrero and his family are now investing in sustainable seafood coming the Gulf of Mexico oysters cage grown in the waters off Grand Isle, Louisiana.

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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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