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Washington Post: U.S. Loss of Ecologically-Sensitive Wetlands Staggering


Washington Post:  U.S. Loss of Ecologically-Sensitive Wetlands Staggering

Over a four-year span, the United States lost more than 360,000 acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands to fierce storms, sea-level rise and booming development along the coasts, according to a newly released federal study.

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2014 Red Snapper Recreational Season in Gulf Announced by NOAA


2014 Red Snapper Recreational Season in  Gulf Announced by NOAA

Red snapper recreational fishing opens each year on June 1st and closes when the recreational quota is met or projections are reached. The 2014 recreational season will be 40 days, June 1st thru July 11th.

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House Releases Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act


House Releases Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act

The House Natural Resources Committee proposal, the ‘‘Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act’’ amends and repeals many of the provisions of the current Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

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Louisiana Seafood Board Unanimously Approves Resolution Supporting Current Red Snapper Quotas


Louisiana Seafood Board Unanimously Approves Resolution Supporting Current Red Snapper Quotas

Meeting in Baton Rouge the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board unanimously approved a resolution supporting Reef Fish Amendment #28 keeping Gulf Red Snapper quotas at current levels.

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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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Gulf Environmental Data Released by BP from Deepwater Horizon Response


Gulf Environmental Data Released by BP from Deepwater Horizon Response

An effort to make environmental data collected from the Gulf of Mexico publicly available and easily accessible has been launched by BP.

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Pensacola News Journal: $3M Grant Boon for Gulf Snapper Fishery


Pensacola News Journal: $3M Grant Boon for Gulf Snapper Fishery

by Kim Blair/Pensacola News Journal A $3 million, five-year project to expand data collection on red snapper and other reef fish stocks in the northern and eastern Gulf of Mexico is being hailed by Ocean Conservancy as a major milestone in the recovery of the marine resources affected by the 2010 BP oil spill disaster. […]

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Rigs-to-Reefs Builds Needed Habitat for Gulf Seafood


Rigs-to-Reefs Builds Needed Habitat for Gulf Seafood

A program benefiting the marine environment of the Gulf of Mexico by recycling retired natural gas and oil structures as artificial reefs, would enhance fish habitat benefiting recreational and commercial fishermen, scuba divers and Gulf communities.

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Position Paper Details GSI’s Platform on Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Reauthorization


Position Paper Details GSI’s Platform on Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Reauthorization

The Gulf Seafood Institute has authorized a position paper detailing the organizations platform on the upcoming reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

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“Eat Gulf Seafood” Videos Tell Story of Seafood and Good Times


“Eat Gulf Seafood” Videos Tell Story of Seafood and Good Times

Joanne McNeely thinks she has found the perfect recipe to :Eat Gulf Seafood”. The Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition is currently in the process of producing a number of high quality videos showcasing seafood experts along the Texas to Florida coast.

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GSI Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Role of Certification in Sustainable Fishing


GSI Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Role of Certification in Sustainable Fishing

A strong voice for the Gulf seafood communities in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida has presented written testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard on the topic of third-party sustainability certification of U.S. seafood, as well as its impact on the seafood community, consumers and the marketplace.

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Tropical Storm Karen Moves Downgraded To Tropical Depression


Tropical Storm Karen Moves Downgraded To Tropical Depression

Former Tropical Storm Karen, since downgraded to a depression, lumbered off Louisiana’s extreme southeast coast early Sunday as it threatened to unleash heavy rains on low-lying areas. All tropical storm warnings were discontinued earlier in the weekend after the system had been downgraded from a weak tropical storm off the north-central Gulf Coast.

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New Share the Gulf Coalition Seeks Fairness for Gulf Commercial Fishermen


New Share the Gulf Coalition Seeks Fairness for Gulf Commercial Fishermen

More than 130 chefs, restaurant owners, fishermen, seafood industry leaders and conservationists have come together to form a coalition to raise awareness and support for fishermen, restaurants, retail, consumers and tourism depending on fair access to fresh Gulf seafood.

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Tallahassee Democrat: A Rich Seafood Tradition Unites Apalachicola and St. George Island


Tallahassee Democrat: A Rich Seafood Tradition Unites Apalachicola and St. George Island

The methods of the Apalachicola Bay oyster industry have been relatively unchanged for nearly two centuries. Oystermen still pick oysters with tongs, rather than with damaging dragnet.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Becomes Reality with $20,000 Grant from Ocean Conservancy


Gulf Seafood Institute Becomes Reality with $20,000 Grant from Ocean Conservancy

Recognizing the need for an integrated group dedicated to science and education in the Gulf, the Ocean Conservancy has pledged $20,000 seed money for the Gulf Seafood Institute. The institute’s vision is to establish a close working relationships with all the Gulf’s environmental and seafood organizations.

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