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Sen. Rubio and Rep. Byrne Take Lead in Electronic Data Collection Letter to Commerce Secretary


Sen. Rubio and Rep. Byrne Take Lead in Electronic Data Collection Letter to Commerce Secretary

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Representative Bradley Byrne of Alabama have taken the lead on a Congressional letter addressed to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker urging the Secretary to ensure that NOAA acts swiftly on electronic data collection funding.

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Gulf Council Faces Recreational Red Snapper Management and Other Issues


Gulf Council Faces Recreational Red Snapper Management and Other Issues

The Gulf Council recently held their first meeting of the new year in Point Clear, Alabama, a town where wealthy families from Mobile and New Orleans tried to hide from yellow fever outbreaks by escaping to the daily breeze off Mobile Bay they deemed as “good air”.

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Congressman Boustany Gives Seafood Processors A Boost With H2B Labor Letter


Congressman Boustany Gives Seafood Processors A Boost With H2B Labor Letter

Gulf Coast seafood processors and its hospitality industry rely annually on a seasonal workforce granted entry to the United States via the temporary worker H-2B visa program. Working closely with the Gulf Seafood Institute, Louisiana Congressman Boustany has led a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez asking him to resume accepting private wage surveys.

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GSI Joins Gulf Groups to Walk Congressional Halls for Gulf Seafood


GSI Joins Gulf Groups to Walk Congressional Halls for Gulf Seafood

High heels and wingtips clicking and clacking through the marble halls of Congress, a constant buzz of voices bouncing off Gulf Senators and Representatives office walls, hands continuously pressing the flesh and passing paper after paper; these are the sights and sounds of the Gulf Seafood Institute’s second annual “Walk on the Hill” in the nation’s Capitol.

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GSI Organizes Capitol Hill Walk for Gulf Seafood Interests


GSI Organizes Capitol Hill Walk for Gulf Seafood Interests

During Washington Mardi Gras in mid-January, the offices of the Gulf coast Congressional Delegation will once again be filled with members of the Gulf Seafood Institute spreading the message of the economic and environmental importance of the Gulf of Mexico and the seafood industries that it supports.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Issues First Annual Report


Gulf Seafood Institute Issues First Annual Report

Citing 2014 as a landmark year for the Gulf Seafood Institute, the organizations Executive Director Margaret Henderson touted the year as a time for tremendous growth and groundbreaking successes in the organizations recently published first annual report.

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Gulf Shrimpers Jump Boat For Texas Hill Country Hunt


Gulf Shrimpers Jump Boat For Texas Hill Country Hunt

Trading white boots for hunting boots, three Gulf Coast shrimpers gathered with family members and friends around a glowing fire pit as the sunset over their Texas Hill Country lodge. Stories of the day’s deer hunt were relived over beer and Gulf oysters they packed alongside guns, ammunition, camouflage, and boots.

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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!

2015 is going to be HOT for Gulf Seafood, as well as the Gulf Seafood Institute and Gulf Seafood News!

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Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! See You Next Year.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Applauds Congressional Passage of $2 Million for Electronic Data Collection in Gulf


Gulf Seafood Institute Applauds Congressional Passage of $2 Million for Electronic Data Collection in Gulf

Accurate and real time data collection of Gulf fisheries based on electronic monitoring took a major step forward with the enactment of the Congressional 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act that included $2 million for electronic data collection for the Gulf recreational charter-for-hire sector.

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Gulf Groups Gather to Support Oyster Mega-Hatcheries Concept


Gulf Groups Gather to Support Oyster Mega-Hatcheries Concept

The Gulf Oyster Hatchery Initiative has proposed the use of hatchery produced oyster seed to restore Gulf of Mexico oyster reefs, as well as create new habitat resulting in a clean Gulf.

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CLS America Joins Gulf Seafood Institute as Founding Member


CLS America Joins Gulf Seafood Institute as Founding Member

For Michael Kelly, vice president of sustainable marine resources at CLS America, the only way to sustainably manage Gulf fishery resources is through new technology, and he sees the Gulf Seafood Institute committed to help make this possible.

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GSI Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation


GSI Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation

Congressional leaders called upon two Gulf Seafood Institute board members to testify on The Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Conservation Act of 2013. Florida’s Bob Gill and Louisiana’s Harlon Pearce represented the interests of Gulf of Mexico fishermen before the House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs in the ongoing saga of red snapper management.

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For Author Paul Greenberg – So Much Ocean, So Little Domestic Fish


For Author Paul Greenberg – So Much Ocean, So Little Domestic Fish

According to author Paul Greenberg, Americans only eat about 15 pounds of seafood per year, half of the global average. While other countries are willing to pay top dollar, he says “Americans want our seafood cheap and easy”.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Happy Thanksgiving from Gulf Seafood News and the Gulf Seafood Institute!

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