Archive for January, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has proposed changing the federally permitted seafood dealers reporting requirements for the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic regions.
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.