Archive for October, 2014
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The Gulf Council approved Reef Fish Amendment 40, a measure differentiating the amount of fish caught by recreational anglers and charter boat companies.
The Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency has developed a new analysis supporting and encouraging pregnant and nursing moms to eat in a manner consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendation to add seafood to their diet, including healthy Gulf seafood choices.
An international team of scientists and fishermen in the Southern Gulf of Mexico are working to find environmentally safe solutions to the growing need for aquaculture feedstock.
Two Louisiana Gulf Seafood Institute board members have been appointed to the Louisiana Sea Grant Advisory Council which each year reviews the organizations selected activities and provides counsel regarding program focus, development and operations.
In response to an op-ed article in the Tampa Bay Times critical of new fishery legislation recently introduced by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on grounds it would hurt fishermen and jeopardize fishery sustainability, the Gulf Seafood Institute’s executive director Margaret Henderson applauded the Senator’s courage in taking a strong stand on key issues that must be addressed.
A formal Record of Decision to implement a Gulf restoration plan has been announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill which occurred off the shores of Louisiana in 2010.
Oyster harvesting in Florida’s Apalachicola Bay may shut down entirely for an extended period of time resulting in an even further scarcity of Gulf oysters in the marketplace if new restrictions are put in place by a Florida state agency.
Senior science and management representatives from leading fishing nations will head to the Gulf of Mexico to discuss the state of fisheries and the sustainability of seafood at the second annual Science and Sustainability Forum.