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

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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Senator Shelby Continues Fight For Gulf Fishermen on Red Snapper Issues


Senator Shelby Continues Fight For Gulf Fishermen on Red Snapper Issues

As the Department of Commerce continues to move forward with activities funded through the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2015, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby has written Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker expressing strong concerns with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) management of the red snapper fishery.

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Share the Gulf Gears Up for New Fight


Share the Gulf Gears Up for New Fight

Share the Gulf has reawakened to respond to efforts by Gulf State fishery managers to grab control of the Gulf of Mexico’s Red Snapper fishery, giving a larger percentage to the recreational sector and leaving the future of the commercial fishery in doubt.

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Red Snapper Allocation Top Topic at Recent Gulf Council Meeting


Red Snapper Allocation Top Topic at Recent Gulf Council Meeting

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met in Biloxi, Mississippi the former administrative capital of French Louisiana­ once named Bilocci, to discuss a number of fishery issues, including regional management for recreational red snapper and red snapper allocation.

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Bottarga – Poor Man’s Caviar Reaps Rich Benefits For Gulf Fishermen


Bottarga – Poor Man’s Caviar Reaps Rich Benefits For Gulf Fishermen

In the coastal village of Cortez, Ed Chiles has joined with business partner Seth Cripe to produces the country’s first European style artisan bottarga from the fish eggs of Gulf Grey Striped mullet. The gourmet cured mullet roe is sold at more than $100/lb. retail.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Comments on New FDA Seafood Guides for Pregnant Women


Gulf Seafood Institute Comments on New FDA Seafood Guides for Pregnant Women

The Gulf Seafood Institute will provide public comment to the Food and Drug Administration’s draft fish consumption advice entitled “Fish: What Pregnant Women Should Know.”

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While Louisiana Land Loss Continues, New Lands Appears in Atchafalaya Basin


While Louisiana Land Loss Continues, New Lands Appears in Atchafalaya Basin

While most of the delta plain of the Mississippi River Delta is losing ground, new land is forming in Atchafalaya Bay at the mouths of the Wax Lake Outlet and the Atchafalaya River according to recent satellite images and a report released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Gulf State Managers Propose Controversial Plan for State Management of Red Snapper Fishery


Gulf State Managers Propose Controversial Plan for State Management of Red Snapper Fishery

Marine Resource Agency Directors from all five Gulf States recently held a closed meeting in New Orleans to craft a management framework removing the red snapper fishery from the control of the federal government and placing the fishery directly under state control.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Joins Speakers at Aquaculture and Fish Tech 101


Gulf Seafood Institute Joins Speakers at Aquaculture and Fish Tech 101

A Gulf Coast workshop will help develop training and education programs that can assist the industry, train a new generation of seafood professionals and help deliver a uniform message to the consumer.

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Prestige Oysters To Be Featured at Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza


Prestige Oysters To Be Featured at Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza

Sack after sacks after sack of Gulf Coast oysters are joining in the celebration one of Houston’s largest food & wine events courtesy of Gulf Seafood Institute Founding Member Raz Halili of Galveston’s Prestige Oysters.

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Three-Hundred Gulf Charter-for-Hire Captains Anxiously Await Voluntary Electronic Log Book Monitoring


Three-Hundred Gulf Charter-for-Hire Captains Anxiously Await Voluntary Electronic Log Book Monitoring

The implementation of electronic data capture by Gulf of Mexico charter-for-hire fisherman later this year will mean fisheries like Gulf Red Snapper will have a more accurate data source for use in future stock assessments.

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Labor Department Ruling Could Mean End to Processed Gulf Seafood


Labor Department Ruling Could Mean End to Processed Gulf Seafood

The Department of Labor recently announced it will no longer accept or process requests for H-2B visa prevailing wage determinations or labor certifications, a huge setback for almost every Gulf seafood processor from Florida to Texas.

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38° North Oysters, The Perfect Degree of Oyster Production


38° North Oysters, The Perfect Degree of Oyster Production

JD Blackwell, the COO (chief oyster officer) of 38° North Oysters, has turned his western Maryland shore company into an entrepreneurial, sales and development savvy operation that has created the ideal growth environment for the ideal food — oysters.

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Marine Resource Education Program Southeast Demystifies Fishery Science


Marine Resource Education Program Southeast Demystifies Fishery Science

The Marine Resource Education Program Southeast, an organization created by fishermen for fishermen, will attempt to demystify the acronyms and vocabulary and equip fisherman with the tools needed to engage tough issues at a Fisheries Science Workshop to be held April 14-16 at the Hilton Bayfront in St. Petersburg, FL.

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Minnesota Governor Announces Clean Water Support That Could Benefit Gulf


Minnesota Governor Announces Clean Water Support That Could Benefit Gulf

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton recently announced he would give his support to a law requiring streams, rivers and farm drainage systems to have a vegetative buffer. The proposal, revealed during a Minnesota Natural Resources roundtable, would create 125,000 acres of grassland that would create pheasant habitat and promote cleaner water.

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