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GSI Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Role of Certification in Sustainable Fishing


GSI Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Role of Certification in Sustainable Fishing

A strong voice for the Gulf seafood communities in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida has presented written testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard on the topic of third-party sustainability certification of U.S. seafood, as well as its impact on the seafood community, consumers and the marketplace.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Responds To Seafood Safety Concerns During Government Shutdown


Gulf Seafood Institute Responds To Seafood Safety Concerns During Government Shutdown

As the government shutdown continues, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors responsible for the safety of the consumer’s food, including seafood, have been furloughed. According to Harlon Pearce of the Gulf Seafood Institute, Baur should not worry about the safety of seafood coming from Gulf of Mexico during the shutdown.

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Louisiana Chef Brings Dixie Fish Co. to Birmingham


Louisiana Chef Brings Dixie Fish Co. to Birmingham

Dixie Fish Co. relies on locally and regionally sourced ingredients. In addition to a host of Birmingham beers, there’s seafood fresh from the Gulf via Royal Lagoon Seafood in Theodore and Bon Secour Fisheries.

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Tropical Storm Karen Moves Downgraded To Tropical Depression


Tropical Storm Karen Moves Downgraded To Tropical Depression

Former Tropical Storm Karen, since downgraded to a depression, lumbered off Louisiana’s extreme southeast coast early Sunday as it threatened to unleash heavy rains on low-lying areas. All tropical storm warnings were discontinued earlier in the weekend after the system had been downgraded from a weak tropical storm off the north-central Gulf Coast.

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New Share the Gulf Coalition Seeks Fairness for Gulf Commercial Fishermen


New Share the Gulf Coalition Seeks Fairness for Gulf Commercial Fishermen

More than 130 chefs, restaurant owners, fishermen, seafood industry leaders and conservationists have come together to form a coalition to raise awareness and support for fishermen, restaurants, retail, consumers and tourism depending on fair access to fresh Gulf seafood.

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NOAA Loses 45% of Workforce During Government Shutdown


NOAA Loses 45% of Workforce During Government Shutdown

With the collapse of negations on federal appropriations between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will continue to operate with only limited operations, including the Gulf of Mexico.

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Tallahassee Democrat: A Rich Seafood Tradition Unites Apalachicola and St. George Island


Tallahassee Democrat: A Rich Seafood Tradition Unites Apalachicola and St. George Island

The methods of the Apalachicola Bay oyster industry have been relatively unchanged for nearly two centuries. Oystermen still pick oysters with tongs, rather than with damaging dragnet.

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Undercurrent News: Worldwide Shrimp Round-up


Undercurrent News: Worldwide Shrimp Round-up

Undercurrent News: Worldwide Shrimp Round-up

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Walton Family Foundation and Darden Restaurants Announce New Fishery Improvement Partnership Fund at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting


Walton Family Foundation and Darden Restaurants Announce New Fishery Improvement Partnership Fund at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting

A new Fishery Improvement Partnership Fund that will help address overfishing and advance Fishery Improvement Projects worldwide. The Walton Family Foundation, in collaboration with Darden Restaurants, plans to create the new fund as an investment model. The fund, announced at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting is being developed as an official Commitment to Action.

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NOAA Releases Comprehensive Deepwater Horizon Chemical Analyses Dataset


NOAA Releases Comprehensive Deepwater Horizon Chemical Analyses Dataset

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a comprehensive, quality-controlled dataset giving ready access to millions of chemical analyses and other data on the massive Deepwater Horizon incident.

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The Guardian: Time to Scale Traceability in the Seafood Industry


The Guardian: Time to Scale Traceability in the Seafood Industry

Traceability is underway within sustainable forestry certification programmes (such as the Forest Stewardship Council), organic agriculture labelling, and in apparel (such as the Honest By label), and perhaps least well known, with seafood.

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Baton Rogue Advocate & WWL: Shrimp Import Duty Refused


Baton Rogue Advocate & WWL: Shrimp Import Duty Refused

The Louisiana shrimp industry was dealt a blow after the U.S. International Trade Commission voted against increased duties on foreign frozen shrimp imported into the country from several nations.

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McLaren New Interim Head of Seafood Board While Dardenne Searches for Replacement


McLaren New Interim Head of Seafood Board While Dardenne Searches for Replacement

Almost a month after Ewell Smith resigned as the executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne has named the current assistant director Kristin McLaren as interim executive director while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement.

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SeafoodSourceTV: GSI Board Member Chris Nelson on the Gulf Coast Seafood’s Future


SeafoodSourceTV: GSI Board Member Chris Nelson on the Gulf Coast Seafood’s Future

SeafoodSourceTV, Editor Sean Murphy talks with Chris Nelson, vice president of Alabama Bon Secour Fisheries and a member of the board of directors of the newly-formed Gulf Seafood Institute, an organization dedicated to researching, supporting and promoting the seafood industries in the U.S. Gulf coast.

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NOLA.com: Tagged Redfish Grows Like a Weed in Four Weeks


NOLA.com: Tagged Redfish Grows Like a Weed in Four Weeks

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in conjunction with the Coastal Conservation Association, runs a program that issues dart tags to anglers to pierce near the dorsal fins of saltwater species.

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