Archive for January, 2014

Gulf Seafood Institute to Testify on Reauthorization of Magnuson Stevens


Gulf Seafood Institute to Testify on Reauthorization of Magnuson Stevens

The Gulf Seafood Institute, a four-month old organization whose mission is to protect the Gulf’s unique culture and environment while elevating the Gulf seafood brand, has been called by the House Natural Resource Committee to testify on the reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Act.

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Off-Bottom Oyster Farming Launched in Grand Isle Waters


Off-Bottom Oyster Farming Launched in Grand Isle Waters

A project demonstrating an alternative way to grow oysters, using off-bottom systems, has launched in the waters off of Grand Isle.

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Gulf Seafood Institute’s Jim Gossen Dedicated to Gulf’s Fishermen and Culture


Gulf Seafood Institute’s Jim Gossen Dedicated to Gulf’s Fishermen and Culture

At the age of 65, you would expect to find Jim Gossen sharing an early-morning coffee on the docks with local fishermen near his Grand Isle camp. More often than not you will find him traveling the Gulf coast in his GMC Yukon, working to ensure fishermen and consumers around the country continue to enjoy sustainable Gulf seafood.

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Audubon and Gulf States Marine Commission Partner For Gulf Seafood Sustainability


Audubon and Gulf States Marine Commission Partner For Gulf Seafood Sustainability

In an effort to ensure Gulf seafood remains a valuable resource for generations to come, Audubon Nature Institute has partnered with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission in an effort to ensure long-term sustainability.

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Six New Apps for Aquaculture Producers Made Available by Texas A&M


Six New Apps for Aquaculture Producers Made Available by Texas A&M

Six new phone apps are now available for aquaculture producers. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has six new iPhone apps available for pond aficionados.

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Texas Restaurant Association Hosts Austin Share the Gulf Event


Texas Restaurant Association Hosts Austin Share the Gulf Event

In support of the Texas and Gulf fishing businesses, as well as the restaurants, markets, consumers and tourism industries depending on access to Gulf Seafood, The Texas Restaurant Association is hosting a Texas style happy hour.

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Senior Bowl Becomes Fishy with Alabama Gulf Seafood


Senior Bowl Becomes Fishy with Alabama Gulf Seafood

Mobile’s Senior Bowl showcases some of the best players in college football’s senior class. This year the annual event has become a little fishy. Alabama Gulf Seafood has become an official sponsor.

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Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Outlines Recommendations for Gulf Recreational Fishermen


Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Outlines Recommendations for Gulf Recreational Fishermen

A report by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership outlines recreational anglers’ recommendations for projects and initiatives designed to help the sport fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Terrorism, Murder and Romance Aboard A Florida Shrimp Boat in Novel by Bob Jones


Terrorism, Murder and Romance Aboard A Florida Shrimp Boat in Novel by Bob Jones

Fenton Ponce is the creation of Bob Jones, the executive director of the Southeastern Fisheries Association. He is brought to life in the new book DEATH AT THE INLET.

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Midwest Supermarket Chain Commits to Responsible Seafood Sourcing


Midwest Supermarket Chain Commits to Responsible Seafood Sourcing

Hy-Vee, one of the largest grocery chains in the Midwest, has announced the addition of a Responsible Sourcing Commitment to its comprehensive Seafood Procurement Policy.

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Texas Lawyer Sued by Louisiana Vietnamese Fishermen Over BP Claims


Texas Lawyer Sued by Louisiana Vietnamese Fishermen Over BP Claims

A group made up largely of Vietnamese-American fisherman has filed a class action lawsuit against a Texas attorney who they claim improperly named them as clients in settlement claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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New Cost Sharing for Gulf Shrimp Electronic Logbook Program


New Cost Sharing for Gulf Shrimp Electronic Logbook Program

Since 2007, a number of select Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishermen have been required to participate in the Electronic Logbook program requiring vessel permit holders to install and maintain electronic logbooks.

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Gulf Wild Sets Sail in New Direction


Gulf Wild Sets Sail in New Direction

Gulf Wild, an organization known for branding fishery conservation in the Gulf of Mexico by inspiring positive change from the fishermen to the end-consumer, has reformed as a not-for-profit and hired a full-time staff.

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NOAA Proposes Modifications to Federally Permitted Seafood Dealer Reporting


NOAA Proposes Modifications to Federally Permitted Seafood Dealer Reporting

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has proposed changing the federally permitted seafood dealers reporting requirements for the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic regions.

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Gulf Council to Convene RAP Sessions for Recreational Anglers


Gulf Council to Convene RAP Sessions for Recreational Anglers

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of Recreational Angler Participation sessions – or RAP sessions – to hear about the issues Gulf of Mexico recreational anglers have regarding current federal fisheries management, and to explore potential solutions to those issues.

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