Archive for May, 2015

New Gulf Oyster Hatchery Opens in Bayou State


New Gulf Oyster Hatchery Opens in Bayou State

As John Supan, the director of Louisiana’s Sea Grant Oyster Research Laboratory and oyster specialist for the LSU Agricultural Center, prepares for the first season of production at the state’s new $3 million oyster hatchery, he has turned his focus on water quality issues that plagued the old Grand Isle site the past four years.

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Electronic Data Collection Gives New Hope to South Texas Charter Fisherman


Electronic Data Collection Gives New Hope to South Texas Charter Fisherman

Quartro Wieboldt’s “six pack” has sat high and dry for more than five years waiting for an opportunity to return to Gulf waters, its federal fishing permit still active and proudly attached to the side.

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GSI’s Frank Randol Testifies on Capitol Hill on H-2B Legislation


GSI’s Frank Randol Testifies on Capitol Hill on H-2B Legislation

The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee under the chair of David Vitter of Louisiana recently met to questioned seafood regulators and industry experts, including Gulf Seafood Institute’s Frank Randol, on how federal labor and safety laws are impacting small businesses within the seafood industry.

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State Gulf Red Snapper Management Defeated in House Committee


State Gulf Red Snapper Management Defeated in House Committee

The first effort to have the five individual Gulf States take over management of Gulf red snapper was defeated by a vote of 22-16 when Amendment H.R. 1335, sponsored by Louisiana Representative Garrett Graves, came to a committee vote.

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