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Audubon and Gulf States Marine Commission Partner For Gulf Seafood Sustainability


Audubon and Gulf States Marine Commission Partner For Gulf Seafood Sustainability

In an effort to ensure Gulf seafood remains a valuable resource for generations to come, Audubon Nature Institute has partnered with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission in an effort to ensure long-term sustainability.

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Texas Restaurant Association Hosts Austin Share the Gulf Event


Texas Restaurant Association Hosts Austin Share the Gulf Event

In support of the Texas and Gulf fishing businesses, as well as the restaurants, markets, consumers and tourism industries depending on access to Gulf Seafood, The Texas Restaurant Association is hosting a Texas style happy hour.

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Senior Bowl Becomes Fishy with Alabama Gulf Seafood


Senior Bowl Becomes Fishy with Alabama Gulf Seafood

Mobile’s Senior Bowl showcases some of the best players in college football’s senior class. This year the annual event has become a little fishy. Alabama Gulf Seafood has become an official sponsor.

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Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Outlines Recommendations for Gulf Recreational Fishermen


Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Outlines Recommendations for Gulf Recreational Fishermen

A report by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership outlines recreational anglers’ recommendations for projects and initiatives designed to help the sport fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Terrorism, Murder and Romance Aboard A Florida Shrimp Boat in Novel by Bob Jones


Terrorism, Murder and Romance Aboard A Florida Shrimp Boat in Novel by Bob Jones

Fenton Ponce is the creation of Bob Jones, the executive director of the Southeastern Fisheries Association. He is brought to life in the new book DEATH AT THE INLET.

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Midwest Supermarket Chain Commits to Responsible Seafood Sourcing


Midwest Supermarket Chain Commits to Responsible Seafood Sourcing

Hy-Vee, one of the largest grocery chains in the Midwest, has announced the addition of a Responsible Sourcing Commitment to its comprehensive Seafood Procurement Policy.

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Texas Lawyer Sued by Louisiana Vietnamese Fishermen Over BP Claims


Texas Lawyer Sued by Louisiana Vietnamese Fishermen Over BP Claims

A group made up largely of Vietnamese-American fisherman has filed a class action lawsuit against a Texas attorney who they claim improperly named them as clients in settlement claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Gulf Council to Convene RAP Sessions for Recreational Anglers


Gulf Council to Convene RAP Sessions for Recreational Anglers

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of Recreational Angler Participation sessions – or RAP sessions – to hear about the issues Gulf of Mexico recreational anglers have regarding current federal fisheries management, and to explore potential solutions to those issues.

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Japanese Prime Minister Eats Seafood Caught Near Troubled Nuclear Reactors


Japanese Prime Minister Eats Seafood Caught Near Troubled Nuclear Reactors

Seafood safety is a top priority of the Gulf Seafood Institute and the Gulf seafood community. Following Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon spill, the seafood has become some of the most tested in the world.

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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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Gulf Seafood Institute Chairman Harlon Pearce is No Stranger to Adversity


Gulf Seafood Institute Chairman Harlon Pearce is No Stranger to Adversity

Two years ago Harlon Pearce wasn’t exactly sure what Hurricane Isaac would bring. But he was ready. Adversity is no stranger to the Gulf Seafood Institute’s chairman. As the former chairman of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board he successfully navigated disaster after disaster for the state’s 12,000 commercial fisherman, seafood processors and the Louisiana Seafood Brand.

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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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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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