Archive for October, 2013
Hundreds of kilograms of oily debris on beaches, declining seafood catches, and other troubling signs point towards an ecosystem in crisis in the wake of BP’s 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Eat Alabama Seafood, a campaign by the Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission, combines the expertise of fisheries managers, the seafood industry, public relations personnel and the food service industry to expand the outreach about Alabama seafood.
A self-proclaimed conservation pioneer, Eric Gustafson is seeking ways to promote and facilitate conservation of the Gulf of Mexico.
Joanne McNeely thinks she has found the perfect recipe to :Eat Gulf Seafood”. The Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition is currently in the process of producing a number of high quality videos showcasing seafood experts along the Texas to Florida coast.
A recently released report concludes most wild-caught U.S. shrimp, including a majority harvested from the Gulf of Mexico, remains a good alternative for consumers, except for shrimp landed in Louisiana or harvested in nets unmodified to protect sea turtles and other species caught accidentally.
One of the largest independent grocers in the South, is bringing its famous andouille, boudin, boiled crawfish and other Gulf Coast favorites to Alabama. Family- Rouses Markets and operated Rouses Markets will take ownership of six former Belle Foods stores from Associated Wholesale Grocers, a retail-owner cooperative of which Rouses Markets is a member.
A strong voice for the Gulf seafood communities in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida has presented written testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard on the topic of third-party sustainability certification of U.S. seafood, as well as its impact on the seafood community, consumers and the marketplace.
As the government shutdown continues, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors responsible for the safety of the consumer’s food, including seafood, have been furloughed. According to Harlon Pearce of the Gulf Seafood Institute, Baur should not worry about the safety of seafood coming from Gulf of Mexico during the shutdown.
Dixie Fish Co. relies on locally and regionally sourced ingredients. In addition to a host of Birmingham beers, there’s seafood fresh from the Gulf via Royal Lagoon Seafood in Theodore and Bon Secour Fisheries.
Former Tropical Storm Karen, since downgraded to a depression, lumbered off Louisiana’s extreme southeast coast early Sunday as it threatened to unleash heavy rains on low-lying areas. All tropical storm warnings were discontinued earlier in the weekend after the system had been downgraded from a weak tropical storm off the north-central Gulf Coast.
With the collapse of negations on federal appropriations between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will continue to operate with only limited operations, including the Gulf of Mexico.