Archive for December, 2013

Mike Voisin’s Widow to Walk the Hill A Year After Husband’s Death


Mike Voisin’s Widow to Walk the Hill A Year After Husband’s Death

It won’t be like days of old, but Nelson, Sunseri and Voisin will once again unite for the yearly Washington, D.C. “Walk the Hill”; only this time it will be Sarah Voisin, not her late husband Mike.

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Japanese Prime Minister Eats Seafood Caught Near Troubled Nuclear Reactors


Japanese Prime Minister Eats Seafood Caught Near Troubled Nuclear Reactors

Seafood safety is a top priority of the Gulf Seafood Institute and the Gulf seafood community. Following Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon spill, the seafood has become some of the most tested in the world.

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Washington Post: U.S. Loss of Ecologically-Sensitive Wetlands Staggering


Washington Post:  U.S. Loss of Ecologically-Sensitive Wetlands Staggering

Over a four-year span, the United States lost more than 360,000 acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands to fierce storms, sea-level rise and booming development along the coasts, according to a newly released federal study.

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2014 Red Snapper Recreational Season in Gulf Announced by NOAA


2014 Red Snapper Recreational Season in  Gulf Announced by NOAA

Red snapper recreational fishing opens each year on June 1st and closes when the recreational quota is met or projections are reached. The 2014 recreational season will be 40 days, June 1st thru July 11th.

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House Releases Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act


House Releases Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act

The House Natural Resources Committee proposal, the ‘‘Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act’’ amends and repeals many of the provisions of the current Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

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Vermilion Bay Sweet White Shrimp Gumbo Pack Hits Supermarket Shelves


Vermilion Bay Sweet White Shrimp Gumbo Pack Hits Supermarket Shelves

To meet an ever-increasing demand for fresh, quality gumbo-sized shrimp Vermilion Bay Sweet White Shrimp gumbo pack is available at Rouses Supermarkets.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Chairman Harlon Pearce is No Stranger to Adversity


Gulf Seafood Institute Chairman Harlon Pearce is No Stranger to Adversity

Two years ago Harlon Pearce wasn’t exactly sure what Hurricane Isaac would bring. But he was ready. Adversity is no stranger to the Gulf Seafood Institute’s chairman. As the former chairman of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board he successfully navigated disaster after disaster for the state’s 12,000 commercial fisherman, seafood processors and the Louisiana Seafood Brand.

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Louisiana Seafood Board Unanimously Approves Resolution Supporting Current Red Snapper Quotas


Louisiana Seafood Board Unanimously Approves Resolution Supporting Current Red Snapper Quotas

Meeting in Baton Rouge the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board unanimously approved a resolution supporting Reef Fish Amendment #28 keeping Gulf Red Snapper quotas at current levels.

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Red Snapper Management in the Gulf of Mexico a Hotly Contested Issue


Red Snapper Management in the Gulf of Mexico a Hotly Contested Issue

Red Snapper, an iconic American fish sought after by consumers across the country, is culturally and economically Important to the Gulf Coast. Seafood sales at restaurant after restaurant dotting the southern coastline are one of the largest drivers of the Gulf’s tourism industry

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Gulf Environmental Data Released by BP from Deepwater Horizon Response


Gulf Environmental Data Released by BP from Deepwater Horizon Response

An effort to make environmental data collected from the Gulf of Mexico publicly available and easily accessible has been launched by BP.

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Louisiana Seafood Board’s Legislative Committee Recommends Keeping Current Quota for Gulf Red Snapper


Louisiana Seafood Board’s Legislative Committee Recommends Keeping Current Quota for Gulf Red Snapper

The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board’s Legislative Committee unanimously approved a resolution in support of Reef Fish Amendment #28 to be sent to the full board supporting keeping current Gulf Red Snapper quotas at current levels.

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Texas Sea Grant Tests Trawl Gear Devices For Federal Approval In Gulf


Texas Sea Grant Tests Trawl Gear Devices For Federal Approval In Gulf

Two members of Texas Sea Grant’s extension staff set out to the offshore waters of Texas and Louisiana to test five new designs of bycatch reduction devices designed to reduce the capture of other species during shrimp trawls.

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Houma Courier: Local Shrimper Profits Suffer From Light Catch


Houma Courier: Local Shrimper Profits Suffer From Light Catch

The fall season, when white shrimp are caught, typically closes in mid-December. Figures for the season’s catch will not be tabulated by state wildlife officials until into next year, but local processors are saying the season is shaping up to be one of the worst harvests in memory. The culprit is two-fold. Decreased imports are […]

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Red Snapper Brings Back Childhood Memories for Houston Chef


Red Snapper Brings Back Childhood Memories for Houston Chef

In Mexico Hugo Ortega grew up poor, eating red snapper was almost unthinkable. As the executive chef of some of Houston’s most popular restaurants he is working hard to ensure his customers have an opportunity never afforded to him.

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