Archive for June, 2014

Gulf Council Tables Red Snapper Reallocation in Favor of Sector Separation


Gulf Council Tables Red Snapper Reallocation in Favor of Sector Separation

Facing opposition on an amendment that would take a portion of the red snapper fishery from Gulf seafood providers for the exclusive use of recreational fishing, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to defer further action on Amendment 28.

Continue Reading

Mississippi Seafood Trail Promotes Wild-Caught Gulf Seafood


Mississippi Seafood Trail Promotes Wild-Caught Gulf Seafood

Mississippi’s first seafood trail of restaurants has been established by the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association. “Summer of Seafood 2014” was created to promote restaurants that proudly serve wild-caught, genuine Gulf seafood.

Continue Reading

Georgia Sea Grant Reels in Shrimp Black Gill Disease, No Reports Found in Gulf Shrimp


Georgia Sea Grant Reels in Shrimp Black Gill Disease, No Reports Found in Gulf Shrimp

In Georgia, as in the Gulf of Mexico, shrimp is king. But Georgia shrimp have come under attack by a parasite that could impact the economy of local coastal communities.

Continue Reading

Thailand Listed as Tier 3 Human Trafficking Country, Possible Sanctions Could Affect Gulf Shrimp Prices


Thailand Listed as Tier 3 Human Trafficking Country,  Possible Sanctions Could Affect Gulf Shrimp Prices

Thailand, a major provider of shrimp and other seafood to the U.S., is now aTier-3 country in a recently released Trafficking In Persons Report. The announcement made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department.

Continue Reading

GSI Applauds President’s Seafood Announcement for Safe, Traceable and Sustainable Fisheries


GSI Applauds President’s Seafood Announcement for Safe, Traceable and Sustainable Fisheries

With the “Our Ocean” Conference as a backdrop, President Barack Obama announced that he would use presidential authority to protect fragile marine life and curb the black market for fish, as well as combat origin of seafood product fraud.

Continue Reading

Louisiana Shrimp Emerge Slowly From Long Cold Winter


Louisiana Shrimp Emerge Slowly From Long Cold Winter

Louisiana shrimp has been the deep freeze long before reaching the shrimp boat freezers. Because of an unusually cold winter, the states brown shrimp season began late, leaving shrimpers with less time on the water this year.

Continue Reading

New GSI Executive Director Margaret Henderson, An Influential Voice For The Gulf


New GSI Executive Director Margaret Henderson, An Influential Voice For The Gulf

The Gulf of Mexico seafood community is gaining Margaret Henderson, one of the strongest seafood legislative advocates on Capitol Hill, as the new voice for the Gulf as the Executive Director of GSI.

Continue Reading

GSI Joins Senator Mary Landrieu in Support of Seafood in Pregnant Moms’ Diets


GSI Joins Senator Mary Landrieu in Support of Seafood in Pregnant Moms’ Diets

New moms, and moms-to-be, should eat two to three servings of seafood each week according to a new study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Continue Reading

Top