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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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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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