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Ed Lallo is the former editor of Gulf Seafood News and CEO of Newsroom Ink, an online brand journalism agency.

Louisiana Fishermen To Learn Adapting to Change at Fisheries Forward Summit


Louisiana Fishermen To Learn Adapting to Change at Fisheries Forward Summit

Fishermen from across Louisiana will gather on March 6th at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner for the 2018 Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit.

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Gulf Seafood Foundation Prepares Fishermen Glove Distribution


Gulf Seafood Foundation Prepares Fishermen Glove Distribution

GULF SEAFOOD FOUNDATION – More than 1000 pair of foam insulated and fleece-lined work gloves have been delivered to the Gulf Seafood Foundation to be distributed to Gulf Fishermen, especially those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Ryan Pearce, Son of Gulf Seafood Stalwart Harlon Pearce, Dies Unexpectedly


Ryan Pearce, Son of Gulf Seafood Stalwart Harlon Pearce, Dies Unexpectedly

Ryan Pearce, son of Gulf seafood stalwart Harlon Pearce, died unexpectedly in his sleep in Austin, Texas on January 24th.

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Gulf Oysterman Raz Halili Displays Heroics During Hurricane Harvey Flooding


Gulf Oysterman Raz Halili Displays Heroics During Hurricane Harvey Flooding

GULF SEAFOOD FOUNDATION – Sitting in his Kemah, TX home on Galveston Bay, Raz Halili was sure the small tropical storm named Harvey hovering off the coast of Texas was of little concern. A week later with his family’s oyster damaged, shrimp boats sunk, fishermen’s homes underwater or destroyed he realized his miscalculations on the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

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Gulf Seafood Foundation Donations to Go to Fishing Community Affected by Hurricane Harvey


Gulf Seafood Foundation Donations to Go to Fishing Community Affected by Hurricane Harvey

GULF SEAFOOD FOUNDATION – The Gulf Seafood Foundation has committed all funds raised for the rest of this year to be donated toward helping the Gulf Coastal fishing communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Gulf Seafood Leaders Find Aquaculture Doable in Gulf of Mexico


Gulf Seafood Leaders Find Aquaculture Doable in Gulf of Mexico

GULF SEAFOOD FOUNDATION/GULF SEAFOOD INSTITUTE – After NOAA has opened permits for federal waters, growing shell and finfish in an aquaculture setting is certainly doable in the Gulf of Mexico according to Sebastian Belle, Executive Director of the Maine Aquaculture Association.

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Louisiana Lt. Governor Nungesser And Gulf Seafood Leaders Tour Maine Aquaculture


Louisiana Lt. Governor Nungesser And Gulf Seafood Leaders Tour Maine Aquaculture

GULF SEAFOOD FOUNATION/GULF SEAFOOD INSTITUTE – Billy Nungesser, Lt. Governor of Louisiana, who sees a huge need and opportunity for his state to become an aquaculture leader in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the world.

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In the Bag: Volunteers Wow as Another NOAA Fish Fry Sells Out


In the Bag: Volunteers Wow as Another NOAA Fish Fry Sells Out

There no denying Gulf seafood is delicious, and now the nation’s most influential maritime officials — including newly minted Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secret Service agents attending NOAA’s 2017 Fish Fry — know it, too.

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Champion of Gulf Seafood, Critically Injured by Gunman


House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Champion of Gulf Seafood, Critically Injured by Gunman

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was critically injured Wednesday morning when a lone rifleman opened fire at a practice for tomorrow’s annual Congressional Baseball Game at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park.

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In support of Gulf fishermen, Water Street Seafood joins Gulf Seafood Institute


In support of Gulf fishermen, Water Street Seafood joins Gulf Seafood Institute

APALACHICOLA, FL — The Gulf Seafood Institute has signed into membership one of the region’s most successful seafood operations, Water Street Seafood, captained by passionate founder and CEO Steve Rash who shares GSI’s mission of protecting consumer access to fresh Gulf seafood.

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NOAA releases 2015 Fisheries Economics report; 253,000 jobs are good for the Gulf


NOAA releases 2015 Fisheries Economics report;  253,000 jobs are good for the Gulf

Across the Gulf of Mexico, commercial fishing resulted in excess of 146,000 jobs, which captured more than $21.5 billion in seafood sales. Additionally, jobs related to the recreational sector exceeded 107,000 across the Gulf, representing 19.7 million individual trips and $12 billion in direct commerce.

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Seven Seafood Organizations Support Federal Management of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico


Seven Seafood Organizations Support Federal Management of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

As policy discussions ramp up in Washington over the management of the Gulf of Mexico’s iconic American Red Snapper, seven organizations are urging legislators to leave resource decisions in the hands of Federal agencies, not state commissions.

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$100,000 Accelerator Award to Power Industry Innovations at Pensacola Bay Oyster Company


$100,000 Accelerator Award to Power Industry Innovations at Pensacola Bay Oyster Company

Hatchery concept receives top award at 2017 Innovation Awards
PENSACOLA BAY, FL — A failing oyster industry in Florida and millions of oyster lovers across the country stand to benefit from a recent business competition in which $100,000 was invested in a newly forming hatchery in downtown Pensacola.

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Seven Gulf Groups Endorse Chris Oliver for Asst. NOAA Administrator


Seven Gulf Groups Endorse Chris Oliver for Asst. NOAA Administrator

The Gulf Seafood Institute joined six other Gulf of Mexico seafood industry organizations in endorsing Texas-native turned North Pacific Fishery executive Chris Oliver for the open position of Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries.

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Harvest Select Adds Gulf-Caught Seafood through Steel City Acquisition


Harvest Select Adds Gulf-Caught Seafood through Steel City Acquisition

(UNIONTOWN, Alabama) — Harvest Select, the Alabama seafood company with catfish as its main attraction, has acquired Birmingham-based Steel City Seafood, expanding its overall operations and product lines to include a full spectrum of wild Gulf-caught seafood and farmed products.

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