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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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Sustainability and Traceability Key at Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sustainable Foods Institute


Sustainability and Traceability Key at Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sustainable Foods Institute

Sustainability and traceability, along with the effects of climate change and other environmental issues, are topics leading the conversation at the Sustainable Foods Institute at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking for Solutions conference.

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New Orleans Food Truck Travels the Texas Trail Serving Louisiana Hospitality


New Orleans Food Truck Travels the Texas Trail Serving Louisiana  Hospitality

Bringing a food truck into a city known for great food trucks takes a lot of chutzpah, but if one city can pull it off it is definitely New Orleans.

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Serendipity Played Major Role in Seafood Career of GSI’s Bob Gill


Serendipity Played Major Role in Seafood Career of GSI’s Bob Gill

Serendipity has played a major role in Gulf Seafood Institute’s (GSI) board member Bob Gill’s life and career. His first attempt at forestry and wildlife management studies at the University of Maine ended in his second year when he decided to pack his bags and head to the Great Northwest to work on Mt. Hood for the U.S. Department of Forestry.

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Louisiana Chef’s Solution to Asian Carp Invasion – Eat Them!


Louisiana Chef’s Solution to Asian Carp Invasion – Eat Them!

Louisiana Chef Philippe Parola has had his eye on the Asian carp situation in Louisiana for several years, and he is not shy about expressing his worry and frustration over the slow bureaucracy of addressing what he sees as a serious threat to the ecosystem and the state’s multi-million dollar recreational and commercial fishing industry.

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Wood’s Fisheries is Unprecedented in Traceability and Sustainability Initiatives


Wood’s Fisheries is Unprecedented in Traceability and Sustainability Initiatives

Bringing origin and quality assurance in the shrimping industry to a whole new level, Florida’s Wood’s Fisheries raises the bar by promoting electronic traceability, sustainability and quality initiatives for all Gulf seafood.

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Apalachicola Bay Oyster Communities Receive Disaster Assistance Funds


Apalachicola Bay Oyster Communities Receive Disaster Assistance Funds

Four funds aimed at helping Apalachicola Bay communities that produce 85% of Florida oysters recover from the collapse of the oyster harvesting industry have been announced.

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Deanie’s Serving Certified Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood


Deanie’s Serving Certified Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood

For more than 50 years, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants & Seafood Market have been a leader in serving the best boiled, broiled and fried Louisiana seafood prepared with signature seasonings. A new chapter has been added to this Crescent City seafood purveyor, it is the first restaurant and seafood market in New Orleans to earn the Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification.

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High Prices, Low Production; Gulf Oysters at Zero Population


High Prices, Low Production; Gulf Oysters at Zero Population

From Texas to Florida, the number of oysters harvested in the Gulf is at one of the lowest on record. Three years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, oyster industry experts have no answers on the cause of the steep decline; especially on public grounds relied upon by commercial fishermen.

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