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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Champion of Gulf Seafood, Critically Injured by Gunman


House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Champion of Gulf Seafood, Critically Injured by Gunman

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was critically injured Wednesday morning when a lone rifleman opened fire at a practice for tomorrow’s annual Congressional Baseball Game at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park.

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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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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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Red Swamp Crawfish Withdrawn from Injurious Wildlife Petition to U.S. FWS


Red Swamp Crawfish Withdrawn from Injurious Wildlife Petition to U.S. FWS

An effort to include Louisiana’s red swamp crawfish among 43 new “Injurious Wildlife” species under the Lacey Act has been withdrawn until more analysis can be done on the bayou staple, according to the organization that filed the federal petition.

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Certified Seafood: Going deep with Audubon G.U.L.F.


Certified Seafood: Going deep with Audubon G.U.L.F.

Labels. They remind us to sort 100% cotton shirts from polyester blends, and warn about excessive calories in our snacks. So what sort of information can labels provide consumers who want to navigate the world of sustainable seafood? “The devil is in the details,” said Jim Gossen, founder of Louisiana Seafoods, a respected seafood buyer […]

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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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Sec. Melancon Sees Brighter Future for Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries


Sec. Melancon Sees Brighter Future for Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries

As the new Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Charlie Melancon admits there will be challenges for his department as he joins the rest of state government facing budget cuts as a result of Louisiana’s current budget deficit, but he remains enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead.

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Louisiana Restaurant Association Awards GSI $50,000 Advocacy Grant


Louisiana Restaurant Association Awards GSI $50,000 Advocacy Grant

The Louisiana Restaurant Association, has awarded the Gulf Seafood Institute a $50,000 grant to advocate for one of the most important menu items from New Orleans to Shreveport – 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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Better Techniques for Seafood at Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit


Better Techniques for Seafood at Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit

This year’s Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit will be held on Tuesday, March 1st at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. It will provide fishermen, dock owners, processors and other related businesses an opportunity to network and obtain information on what’s happening in the commercial fishing and seafood industries.

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