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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


WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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. In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Interior, […]

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Fish 2.0 Business Competition Deadline Nears; Few Gulf of Mexico Proposals Boosts Chances for Late Applicants


Seafood entrepreneurs and businesses in the Gulf of Mexico have until this Friday to apply for the Fish 2.0 business competition.

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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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Several Gulf Businesses Featured in FishTrax™ Video about Trackable Seafood


Several Gulf Businesses Featured in FishTrax™ Video about Trackable Seafood

DESTIN, FL — A new promotional video from FishTrax™ Marketplace, a web-based trackability tool that confirms harvesting vessel, port of origin, general catch origin, and other seafood safety questions, has put several key Gulf businesses in the limelight as responsible program partners.

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GSI CONVENES TWO-DAY STRATEGIC SUMMIT; THREE PRIORITY AREAS ESSENTIAL FOR GULF SEAFOOD CHAMPIONS IN 2017


GSI CONVENES TWO-DAY STRATEGIC SUMMIT; THREE PRIORITY AREAS ESSENTIAL FOR GULF SEAFOOD CHAMPIONS IN 2017

GSI CONVENES TWO-DAY STRATEGIC SUMMIT; THREE PRIORITY AREAS ESSENTIAL IN 2017
Houston, TX — Seventeen thoughtful minds, ten newly birthed committees, and several dozen strategic initiatives…

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Alabama’s first Oyster Shell Recycling Program captures ½ million shells; ready for January expansion


Alabama’s first Oyster Shell Recycling Program captures ½ million shells; ready for January expansion

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) has finalized its Comprehensive Plan Update to guide over $5.4 billion in investments aimed at enhancing the resources and economies of the Gulf Coast after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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ALABAMA & GULF SEAFOOD SHINE AT WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS


ALABAMA & GULF SEAFOOD SHINE AT WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS

World Seafood Champ among many titles on the line for 1,100+ chefs and home cooks Orange Beach, AL – Alabama Gulf Seafood takes center stage Saturday as the the world’s largest Food Sport competition, held in Orange Beach this week, enters the final round in its search for World Seafood Champ. A field of 43 […]

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Electronic Log Book Project at 88% of Goal; only 23 Vessel Spots Remain for Charter Boat Data Improvement Program


Electronic Log Book Project at 88% of Goal; only 23 Vessel Spots Remain for Charter Boat Data Improvement Program

Gulf of Mexico, USA — A landmark effort to help improve reef fish management in the Gulf has nearly reached program capacity, with less than two dozen vessel openings left in the Charter-For-Hire data collection project. Charter captains, the Gulf Council, and stakeholders Gulf-wide have long called for improved data to manage the reef fish […]

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GSI’s Harlon Pearce Featured in CQ Magazine, “Damage Control in The Gulf”


GSI’s Harlon Pearce Featured in CQ Magazine, “Damage Control in The Gulf”

In a cover story “Damage Control in the Gulf” on the $20 billion Justice Department settlement of the BP Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that polluted the Gulf of Mexico with millions of barrels of oil, Capitol Hill’s CQ magazine’s writers Mike Magner and Jeremy Dillion give an in-depth analysis of the recent agreement between the company and the Justice Department, as well as how it will affect the Gulf and Gulf seafood.

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GSI Responds to Impact of Federal Fisheries on Small Businesses Hearing


GSI Responds to Impact of Federal Fisheries on Small Businesses Hearing

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship under the chair of Louisiana Senator David Vitter, recently held hearings on “The Impacts of Federal Fisheries Management on Small Businesses”. In a letter, the Gulf Seafood Institute urged committee members to keep in mind the myriad benefits this landmark legislation has had on Gulf coast fisheries.

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“Missing Redfish” Documents Blackened History of Gulf Icon


“Missing Redfish” Documents Blackened History of Gulf Icon

Missing Redfish: The Blackened History of a Gulf Coast Icon chronicles the transformation of a universally shared source of nourishment and recreation into an engine for the consumption of goods and services related to sport fishing.

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Timely and Accurate Data Top Gulf Electronic Data Collection Efforts


Timely and Accurate Data Top Gulf Electronic Data Collection Efforts

Fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico, be they commercial, charter-for-hire or recreational, all agree on one fact: the growing need for more timely and accurate data for fishery management and science. Recognizing the need for more timely data collection, the NOAA has developed an implementation plan to expand the use of both electronic monitoring and electronic reporting.

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Alabama Senator Shelby Seeks Solutions For Gulf Fisheries To Flourish


Alabama Senator Shelby Seeks Solutions For Gulf Fisheries To Flourish

long shadow on the Halls of Congress, welding influence felt in banking, energy, commerce, defense, science and fisheries – especially Gulf of Mexico fisheries.

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Electronic Reporting and Red Snapper Top Gulf Council Agenda


Electronic Reporting and Red Snapper Top Gulf Council Agenda

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met in Orange Beach, AL, home to miles and miles of sugar-white sand beaches, as well the largest charter-for-hire recreational fishing fleet in the U.S. equipped with electronic data collection.

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