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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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Southern Cross Sea Farms, Shining Star of Gulf Farm-Raised Clams


Southern Cross Sea Farms, Shining Star of Gulf Farm-Raised Clams

Traveling the two-lane highway leading onto Cedar Key, Southern Cross Sea Farms stands as a shining star for lovers of great seafood. Their alter piled high with some of the best tasting clams raised and harvested in the Gulf of Mexico.

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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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Constructing An Off-Bottom Oyster Business on Grand Isle


Constructing An Off-Bottom Oyster Business on Grand Isle

Marcos Guerrero and his family are now investing in sustainable seafood coming the Gulf of Mexico oysters cage grown in the waters off Grand Isle, Louisiana.

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Cedar Key, Clamming Higher and Higher


Cedar Key, Clamming Higher and Higher

Cedar Key may not be one of Florida’s more famous Keys; the Beach Boys or Jimmy Buffet ever sang its praise. Cedar Key, however, is famous among Gulf seafood lovers for its hard shell clams harvested in record numbers and shipped to restaurants around the country.

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Happy New Year from the Gulf Seafood Institute and Gulf Seafood News!


Happy New Year from the Gulf Seafood Institute and Gulf Seafood News!

Happy New Year from the Gulf Seafood Institute and Gulf Seafood News!

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Installation of Electronic Data Collection Moving Forward Across the Gulf Charter Fishery


Installation of Electronic Data Collection Moving Forward Across the Gulf Charter Fishery

The Gulf charter-for-hire fleet is making yet another leap towards greater accountability as nearly 200 charter-for-hire boats become equipped with electronic data collection systems that will allow for accurate and real time data on red snapper and other critically important recreational species.

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WWL.com – GSI Says Mediocre Shrimp Season Means Jumbo Prices


WWL.com – GSI Says Mediocre Shrimp Season Means Jumbo Prices

Though high shrimp prices may be good news for shrimpers, the industry is not all that pleased with the just concluded inland brown shrimp season. The Gulf Seafood Institute is hoping for a turnaround as a new season begins.

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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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Federal Ruling on Allocation Favors Gulf Commercial Red Snapper Fishermen


Federal Ruling on Allocation Favors Gulf Commercial Red Snapper Fishermen

A federal ruling has been handed down that the U.S. government violated the law by failing to properly manage the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper fishery.

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GSI Partners with Center for Sustainable Fisheries and National Fisherman on Magnuson-Stevens Discussion


GSI Partners with Center for Sustainable Fisheries and National Fisherman on Magnuson-Stevens Discussion

The Gulf Seafood Institute, the Center for Sustainable Fisheries and National Fisherman will hold a public workshop at the Embassy Suites on reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

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GSI Alabama Board Member Captain Johnny Greene Hooked on Fishing From Early Age


GSI Alabama Board Member Captain Johnny Greene Hooked on Fishing From Early Age

Fishing has been a lifelong passion for Alabama charter boat captain Johnny Greene. It started at an early age on his grandmother’s small farm pond outside of Andalusia, since then he has been hooked.

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Gulf Fisherman Spends Three Months at Sea for Customers


Gulf Fisherman Spends Three Months at Sea for Customers

A fourteen foot wave breaking the bow and crashing into the cockpit of the 50 foot Chelsea Ann doesn’t scare Bill “Bubba” Cochrane, its just part of his job as a Gulf of Mexico commercial fisherman.

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Red Snapper Management in the Gulf of Mexico a Hotly Contested Issue


Red Snapper Management in the Gulf of Mexico a Hotly Contested Issue

Red Snapper, an iconic American fish sought after by consumers across the country, is culturally and economically Important to the Gulf Coast. Seafood sales at restaurant after restaurant dotting the southern coastline are one of the largest drivers of the Gulf’s tourism industry

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A Delicious Break for Louisiana’s Wild-Caught Catfish


A Delicious Break for Louisiana’s Wild-Caught Catfish

Some downbeat numbers add up to a delicious break for Louisiana’s wild-caught catfish. U.S. farm-raised catfish sales in 2012 were down 20 percent from 2011 . In Louisiana, sales by catfish farmers were down 56 percent in 2011

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