Archive for October, 2013

Al Jazeera: Gulf Ecosystem in Crisis after BP Spill


Al Jazeera: Gulf Ecosystem in Crisis after BP Spill

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.

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Alabama Seafood Marketing Comes of Age With “Eat Alabama Seafood” Campaign


Alabama Seafood Marketing Comes of Age With “Eat Alabama Seafood” Campaign

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.

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New Mexican Chapter of Gulf of Mexico Foundation Led by Conservation Pioneer


New Mexican Chapter of Gulf of Mexico Foundation Led by Conservation Pioneer

A self-proclaimed conservation pioneer, Eric Gustafson is seeking ways to promote and facilitate conservation of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Scientists Find Low Omega-3 Level Detriment to Child’s Ability to Read & Learn


Scientists Find Low Omega-3 Level Detriment to Child’s Ability to Read & Learn

A dinner of grilled tuna or salmon teriyaki helps kids improve their performance at school according to a new study from Oxford. Scientists found that low omega-3 levles of fatty acids “significantly predicted” their ability to read, concentrate, and learn.

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“Eat Gulf Seafood” Videos Tell Story of Seafood and Good Times


“Eat Gulf Seafood” Videos Tell Story of Seafood and Good Times

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.

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Louisiana Shrimp “Red Listed” by Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch


Louisiana Shrimp “Red Listed” by Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

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.

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Louisiana’s Rouses Markets Acquires Six Belle Foods Stores In Alabama


Louisiana’s Rouses Markets Acquires Six Belle Foods Stores In Alabama

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.

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GSI Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Role of Certification in Sustainable Fishing


GSI Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Role of Certification in Sustainable Fishing

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.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Responds To Seafood Safety Concerns During Government Shutdown


Gulf Seafood Institute Responds To Seafood Safety Concerns During Government Shutdown

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.

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Louisiana Chef Brings Dixie Fish Co. to Birmingham


Louisiana Chef Brings Dixie Fish Co. to Birmingham

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.

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Tropical Storm Karen Moves Downgraded To Tropical Depression


Tropical Storm Karen Moves Downgraded To Tropical Depression

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.

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New Share the Gulf Coalition Seeks Fairness for Gulf Commercial Fishermen


New Share the Gulf Coalition Seeks Fairness for Gulf Commercial Fishermen

More than 130 chefs, restaurant owners, fishermen, seafood industry leaders and conservationists have come together to form a coalition to raise awareness and support for fishermen, restaurants, retail, consumers and tourism depending on fair access to fresh Gulf seafood.

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NOAA Loses 45% of Workforce During Government Shutdown


NOAA Loses 45% of Workforce During Government Shutdown

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.

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