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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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Louisiana Seafood Board’s Legislative Committee Recommends Keeping Current Quota for Gulf Red Snapper


Louisiana Seafood Board’s Legislative Committee Recommends Keeping Current Quota for Gulf Red Snapper

The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board’s Legislative Committee unanimously approved a resolution in support of Reef Fish Amendment #28 to be sent to the full board supporting keeping current Gulf Red Snapper quotas at current levels.

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Houma Courier: Local Shrimper Profits Suffer From Light Catch


Houma Courier: Local Shrimper Profits Suffer From Light Catch

The fall season, when white shrimp are caught, typically closes in mid-December. Figures for the season’s catch will not be tabulated by state wildlife officials until into next year, but local processors are saying the season is shaping up to be one of the worst harvests in memory. The culprit is two-fold. Decreased imports are […]

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Red Snapper Brings Back Childhood Memories for Houston Chef


Red Snapper Brings Back Childhood Memories for Houston Chef

In Mexico Hugo Ortega grew up poor, eating red snapper was almost unthinkable. As the executive chef of some of Houston’s most popular restaurants he is working hard to ensure his customers have an opportunity never afforded to him.

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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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Seafood Consumption in U.S. Drops 4% as Prices Rise


Seafood Consumption in U.S. Drops 4% as Prices Rise

Since the economic collapse of 2008, seafood consumption in the United States has continued a seven-year decline according to recently released data from a seafood industry trade association.

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Karen Profita Named as New Louisiana Seafood Board Executive Director


Karen Profita Named as New Louisiana Seafood Board Executive Director

Karen Profita, a Baton Rouge radio show host and former President and CEO of the Baton Rogue Capital Area United Way, has joined the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board as the new executive director.

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Conservationomics Campaign to Support Gulf Restoration Projects


Conservationomics Campaign to Support Gulf Restoration Projects

The Walton Family Foundation has announced a Conservationomics Campaign to identify business support for restoration projects that will benefit both the economy and environment of the Gulf Coast region.

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Vegas Chef Serves “Bycatch” Gulf Flounder at Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10


Vegas Chef Serves “Bycatch” Gulf Flounder at Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10

“Bycatch” – a term for the secondary fish caught on lines and nets set for big, commercial catch like snapper, grouper and shrimp – can be a dirty word in the seafood industry. Tim Doolittle, executive chef at Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10 restaurant in Las Vegas, takes a different view of bycatch.

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