Archive for February, 2015

GSI Everywhere at Recent SeaWeb Seafood Summit


GSI Everywhere at Recent SeaWeb Seafood Summit

At the SeaWeb Seafood Summit held at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency it seemed that members of GSI members were everywhere; from helping visiting dignitaries get a table at a popular restaurant, giving expert testimony on panel discussions, to filleting the ever-evasive lionfish for a special chef cook-off.

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Louisiana Mudbugs Entangled in Muddy Waters of H2B Regulation


Louisiana Mudbugs Entangled in Muddy Waters of H2B Regulation

With the Ash Wednesday kick off of the prime mudbug season, crawfish fanatics are in for a roller coater ride on whether peeled crawfish will be available for etouffee and other favorite dishes served across the state in famous restaurants and at home, according to Gulf Seafood Institute founding member Frank Randol.

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Gulf Wild Sustainability Director Honored with Seafood Champion Award


Gulf Wild Sustainability Director Honored with Seafood Champion Award

TJ Tate, the sustainability director for Gulf Wild, was presented with the Seafood Champion Award for Vision. She was recognized for her pioneering work that included video monitoring on commercial fishing boats, creating collaboration between scientists and fishermen, and marketing of bycatch to avoid waste.

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Pritzker Letter


Letter to Secretary Pritzker – charter for hire electronic data collection

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Sen. Rubio and Rep. Byrne Take Lead in Electronic Data Collection Letter to Commerce Secretary


Sen. Rubio and Rep. Byrne Take Lead in Electronic Data Collection Letter to Commerce Secretary

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Representative Bradley Byrne of Alabama have taken the lead on a Congressional letter addressed to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker urging the Secretary to ensure that NOAA acts swiftly on electronic data collection funding.

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Gulf Council Faces Recreational Red Snapper Management and Other Issues


Gulf Council Faces Recreational Red Snapper Management and Other Issues

The Gulf Council recently held their first meeting of the new year in Point Clear, Alabama, a town where wealthy families from Mobile and New Orleans tried to hide from yellow fever outbreaks by escaping to the daily breeze off Mobile Bay they deemed as “good air”.

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Congressional H2B Letter


Congressional Letter

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Congressman Boustany Gives Seafood Processors A Boost With H2B Labor Letter


Congressman Boustany Gives Seafood Processors A Boost With H2B Labor Letter

Gulf Coast seafood processors and its hospitality industry rely annually on a seasonal workforce granted entry to the United States via the temporary worker H-2B visa program. Working closely with the Gulf Seafood Institute, Louisiana Congressman Boustany has led a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez asking him to resume accepting private wage surveys.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Members Interviewed by CNN and Other Media


Gulf Seafood Institute Members Interviewed by CNN and Other Media

The profile of the Gulf Seafood Institute (GSI) rose to new heights during the first month of the New Year as media after media from called upon the group for expert insight into Gulf of Mexico seafood. From CNN to Lafayette Advertiser, journalists across the country are recognizing that GSI has the experts and insights they require to tell the varied stories of Gulf seafood.

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