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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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NOAA Fisheries Gulf of Mexico Research Expedition


NOAA Fisheries Gulf of Mexico Research Expedition

As commanding officer of Oregon II, Dave Nelson pilots the ship through a busy ship channel in on its way into the Gulf to collect data during a recent groundfish survey.

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CBS 60 Minutes Feasts on Gulf Seafood From Randol’s of Lafayette


CBS 60 Minutes Feasts on Gulf Seafood From Randol’s of Lafayette

A renown seafood restaurant in the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country was transformed into a set for a CBS 60 Minutes film crew led by anchor Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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Al Jazeera: Gulf Ecosystem in Crisis after BP Spill


Al Jazeera: Gulf Ecosystem in Crisis after BP Spill

Hundreds of kilograms of oily debris on beaches, declining seafood catches, and other troubling signs point towards an ecosystem in crisis in the wake of BP’s 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

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New Mexican Chapter of Gulf of Mexico Foundation Led by Conservation Pioneer


New Mexican Chapter of Gulf of Mexico Foundation Led by Conservation Pioneer

A self-proclaimed conservation pioneer, Eric Gustafson is seeking ways to promote and facilitate conservation of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Scientists Find Low Omega-3 Level Detriment to Child’s Ability to Read & Learn


Scientists Find Low Omega-3 Level Detriment to Child’s Ability to Read & Learn

A dinner of grilled tuna or salmon teriyaki helps kids improve their performance at school according to a new study from Oxford. Scientists found that low omega-3 levles of fatty acids “significantly predicted” their ability to read, concentrate, and learn.

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Louisiana’s Rouses Markets Acquires Six Belle Foods Stores In Alabama


Louisiana’s Rouses Markets Acquires Six Belle Foods Stores In Alabama

One of the largest independent grocers in the South, is bringing its famous andouille, boudin, boiled crawfish and other Gulf Coast favorites to Alabama. Family- Rouses Markets and operated Rouses Markets will take ownership of six former Belle Foods stores from Associated Wholesale Grocers, a retail-owner cooperative of which Rouses Markets is a member.

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