Archive for April, 2014

Apalachicola Bay Oyster Communities Receive Disaster Assistance Funds


Apalachicola Bay Oyster Communities Receive Disaster Assistance Funds

Four funds aimed at helping Apalachicola Bay communities that produce 85% of Florida oysters recover from the collapse of the oyster harvesting industry have been announced.

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Deanie’s Serving Certified Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood


Deanie’s Serving Certified Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood

For more than 50 years, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants & Seafood Market have been a leader in serving the best boiled, broiled and fried Louisiana seafood prepared with signature seasonings. A new chapter has been added to this Crescent City seafood purveyor, it is the first restaurant and seafood market in New Orleans to earn the Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification.

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High Prices, Low Production; Gulf Oysters at Zero Population


High Prices, Low Production; Gulf Oysters at Zero Population

From Texas to Florida, the number of oysters harvested in the Gulf is at one of the lowest on record. Three years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, oyster industry experts have no answers on the cause of the steep decline; especially on public grounds relied upon by commercial fishermen.

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WWL Radio Features GSI in Seafood Extravaganza Story


WWL Radio Features GSI in Seafood Extravaganza Story

Good Friday is about the biggest day of the year for seafood eating in Louisiana, especially for Catholics in New Orleans. Supply is looking good but better bring some extra cash to your favorite fish market. That’s according to Harlon Pearce, chairman of the Gulf Seafood Institute.

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Gulf Council Deals With Recreational Red Snapper Uncertainty


Gulf Council Deals With Recreational Red Snapper Uncertainty

Charter boat and recreational fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico will be facing a short season for red snapper this year, having just 11 days to hook the prized fish in federal waters.

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GSI Board Member Corky Perret is International Expert in Marine Fisheries


GSI Board Member Corky Perret is International Expert in Marine Fisheries

William S. “Corky” Perret has experienced large-scale devastation and disaster in Gulf fisheries first hand. He is also one of the few experts having the skills and knowledge to help those fisheries successful recovery time and time again.

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Louisiana Oyster Industry Convention Set for May 2nd


Louisiana Oyster Industry Convention Set for May 2nd

During the past few years the Gulf oysters industry has had to adapted to both man-made and natural challenges. Oystermen from around the State of Louisiana will meet discuss the important issues and challenges currently being faced in the Gulf of Mexico at their annual Louisiana Oyster Industry Convention.

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Gulf Grouper Group Gropes for Stable Sustainable Quota


Gulf Grouper Group Gropes for Stable Sustainable Quota

The popularity of grouper in both recreational and commercial fishing sectors is leading to a showdown between the commercial and recreational fisherman.

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South Atlantic Council Overturns Gulf Council’s Mackerel Fishing Dates


South Atlantic Council Overturns Gulf Council’s Mackerel Fishing Dates

More than a dozen Gulf of Mexico commercial king mackerel fishermen, from as far away as Louisiana, attended South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s public hearing on management alternatives for king and Spanish mackerel.

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Acadiana Table Nominated to SAVEUR Magazine Best Food Blog Awards


Acadiana Table Nominated to SAVEUR Magazine Best Food Blog Awards

George Graham’s Acadiana Table Blog has been nominated by SAVEUR magazine in the category of Best Regional Cuisine Blog in the Fifth Annual SAVEUR Magazine Best Food Blog Awards.

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