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