Archive for January, 2015
High heels and wingtips clicking and clacking through the marble halls of Congress, a constant buzz of voices bouncing off Gulf Senators and Representatives office walls, hands continuously pressing the flesh and passing paper after paper; these are the sights and sounds of the Gulf Seafood Institute’s second annual “Walk on the Hill” in the nation’s Capitol.
During Washington Mardi Gras in mid-January, the offices of the Gulf coast Congressional Delegation will once again be filled with members of the Gulf Seafood Institute spreading the message of the economic and environmental importance of the Gulf of Mexico and the seafood industries that it supports.
Citing 2014 as a landmark year for the Gulf Seafood Institute, the organizations Executive Director Margaret Henderson touted the year as a time for tremendous growth and groundbreaking successes in the organizations recently published first annual report.
Trading white boots for hunting boots, three Gulf Coast shrimpers gathered with family members and friends around a glowing fire pit as the sunset over their Texas Hill Country lodge. Stories of the day’s deer hunt were relived over beer and Gulf oysters they packed alongside guns, ammunition, camouflage, and boots.
The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is accepting pre-proposals for one- or two-year innovative research projects that address coastal issues.