News

Louisiana Seafood Board Encourages Gulf Council to Keep Current Red Snapper Quota


Louisiana Seafood Board Encourages Gulf Council to Keep Current Red Snapper Quota

The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board took a strong stand against the current preferred alternative recommended by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council on Amendment 28; red snapper allocation.

Continue Reading

Louisiana Crawfish Season in Deep Freeze


Louisiana Crawfish Season in Deep Freeze

Snow, sleet and freezing temperatures have put the Louisiana crawfish season in the freezer.. The arctic weather affecting the heart of the Bayou state means crawfish aren’t eating and likely to be smaller than normal at peak season.

Continue Reading

Gulf Council Reduces Commercial Red Snapper Quota


Gulf Council Reduces Commercial Red Snapper Quota

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has voted on the hotly contested Amendment 28, taking red snapper quota from the commercial fishery harvest and allocating it to recreational sector.

Continue Reading

Gulf Seafood Institute Testifies Before Two Influential Government Organizations Governing Gulf Waters


Gulf Seafood Institute Testifies Before Two Influential Government Organizations Governing Gulf Waters

The Gulf Seafood Institute, a four-month old non-profit organization comprised of Gulf seafood leaders from all five Gulf States, had a busy week of testifying before two influential governmental organizations responsible for governing the Gulf of Mexico, and the sustainable seafood it provides.

Continue Reading

Gulf Seafood Institute to Testify on Reauthorization of Magnuson Stevens


Gulf Seafood Institute to Testify on Reauthorization of Magnuson Stevens

The Gulf Seafood Institute, a four-month old organization whose mission is to protect the Gulf’s unique culture and environment while elevating the Gulf seafood brand, has been called by the House Natural Resource Committee to testify on the reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Act.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Top