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Hurricane Matthew spares Gulf watermen tragedy; 21 deaths, millions evacuated along Atlantic Coast


Hurricane Matthew spares Gulf watermen tragedy;  21 deaths, millions evacuated along Atlantic Coast

Gulf of Mexico, U.S. — Watermen in the Gulf of Mexico escaped devastation from Hurricane Matthew last week, while their east coast contemporaries saw upwards of 23 deaths and catastrophic damage from storm surge and high winds. Matthew, at one-time a Category 4, was eventually downgraded to Category 1 by the time it officially made […]

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GSI Members Invited To Cook for NOAA Fish Fry


GSI Members Invited To Cook for NOAA Fish Fry

GSI Members Invited To Cook for NOAA’s 41st Annual Fish Fry By Ryan T Pearce, Contributing Writer On June 8th members of GSI, chefs, and state representatives from across the country gathered in Washington for Oceans Week, an annual celebration focused around the discussion of the future of our country’s coasts. All of the oceans […]

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GSI Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation


GSI Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation

Congressional leaders called upon two Gulf Seafood Institute board members to testify on The Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Conservation Act of 2013. Florida’s Bob Gill and Louisiana’s Harlon Pearce represented the interests of Gulf of Mexico fishermen before the House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs in the ongoing saga of red snapper management.

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For Sabrina Galloway Shrimping Is Still a Part of Her Life, Even After Father’s Death


For Sabrina Galloway Shrimping Is Still a Part of Her Life, Even After Father’s Death

Trapped in the engine room of her father’s capsized shrimp boat for more than four hours while struggling to stay alive with her father’s lifeless body somewhere beneath the murky waters of Galveston Bay, 19-year-old Sabrina Galloway has good reason to hate her father’s boat, hate shrimping, hate Galveston Bay and hate a passion that has been a part of her life since a little girl.

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GSI Announces Membership Drive On First Anniversary


GSI Announces Membership Drive On First Anniversary

In June of 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fish Fry in Washington, D.C. became the setting for the birth what was quickly to become one of the strongest and loudest voices for the Gulf of Mexico and the seafood it produces, The Gulf Seafood Institute.

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Louisiana Oysters May No Longer Be Gulf Oysters


Louisiana Oysters May No Longer Be Gulf Oysters

For the first time in its more than 130-year Louisiana history, the oldest oyster dealer in the U.S. is thinking the unthinkable – importing foreign oysters to meet the demand of New Orleans residents and visitors alike.

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Gulf Council Tables Red Snapper Reallocation in Favor of Sector Separation


Gulf Council Tables Red Snapper Reallocation in Favor of Sector Separation

Facing opposition on an amendment that would take a portion of the red snapper fishery from Gulf seafood providers for the exclusive use of recreational fishing, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to defer further action on Amendment 28.

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Mississippi Seafood Trail Promotes Wild-Caught Gulf Seafood


Mississippi Seafood Trail Promotes Wild-Caught Gulf Seafood

Mississippi’s first seafood trail of restaurants has been established by the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association. “Summer of Seafood 2014” was created to promote restaurants that proudly serve wild-caught, genuine Gulf seafood.

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Georgia Sea Grant Reels in Shrimp Black Gill Disease, No Reports Found in Gulf Shrimp


Georgia Sea Grant Reels in Shrimp Black Gill Disease, No Reports Found in Gulf Shrimp

In Georgia, as in the Gulf of Mexico, shrimp is king. But Georgia shrimp have come under attack by a parasite that could impact the economy of local coastal communities.

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Thailand Listed as Tier 3 Human Trafficking Country, Possible Sanctions Could Affect Gulf Shrimp Prices


Thailand Listed as Tier 3 Human Trafficking Country,  Possible Sanctions Could Affect Gulf Shrimp Prices

Thailand, a major provider of shrimp and other seafood to the U.S., is now aTier-3 country in a recently released Trafficking In Persons Report. The announcement made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department.

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GSI Applauds President’s Seafood Announcement for Safe, Traceable and Sustainable Fisheries


GSI Applauds President’s Seafood Announcement for Safe, Traceable and Sustainable Fisheries

With the “Our Ocean” Conference as a backdrop, President Barack Obama announced that he would use presidential authority to protect fragile marine life and curb the black market for fish, as well as combat origin of seafood product fraud.

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Louisiana Shrimp Emerge Slowly From Long Cold Winter


Louisiana Shrimp Emerge Slowly From Long Cold Winter

Louisiana shrimp has been the deep freeze long before reaching the shrimp boat freezers. Because of an unusually cold winter, the states brown shrimp season began late, leaving shrimpers with less time on the water this year.

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New GSI Executive Director Margaret Henderson, An Influential Voice For The Gulf


New GSI Executive Director Margaret Henderson, An Influential Voice For The Gulf

The Gulf of Mexico seafood community is gaining Margaret Henderson, one of the strongest seafood legislative advocates on Capitol Hill, as the new voice for the Gulf as the Executive Director of GSI.

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GSI Joins Senator Mary Landrieu in Support of Seafood in Pregnant Moms’ Diets


GSI Joins Senator Mary Landrieu in Support of Seafood in Pregnant Moms’ Diets

New moms, and moms-to-be, should eat two to three servings of seafood each week according to a new study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Fish Trax Marketplace Links Consumers to Gulf Fish and Fishermen


Fish Trax Marketplace Links Consumers to Gulf Fish and Fishermen

Telling the stories of the fishermen bringing Gulf seafood directly to the consumers plate is the goal of Fish Trax Marketplace, an online traceability program building a community of trust among all of the links of the seafood value chain—from fisherman to dealer to retailer to consumer.

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