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Justin Ehrenwerth Named President and CEO of The Water Institute of the Gulf


Justin Ehrenwerth Named President and CEO of The Water Institute of the Gulf

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Executive Director to Start at Institute on January 30 BATON ROUGE, La. (December 21, 2016) – The Water Institute of the Gulf announced Wednesday that Justin Ehrenwerth will take the helm as president and CEO starting Jan. 30. Currently the executive director of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, formed […]

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Red Swamp Crawfish Withdrawn from Injurious Wildlife Petition to U.S. FWS


Red Swamp Crawfish Withdrawn from Injurious Wildlife Petition to U.S. FWS

An effort to include Louisiana’s red swamp crawfish among 43 new “Injurious Wildlife” species under the Lacey Act has been withdrawn until more analysis can be done on the bayou staple, according to the organization that filed the federal petition.

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Gulf Coast Oysters, Inc. Honored at the 12th Annual Aggie 100


Gulf Coast Oysters, Inc. Honored at the 12th Annual Aggie 100

Recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Aggie-Owned or Managed Companies in the World Texas A&M University recognized Gulf Coast Oysters, Inc. of Dickinson, TX as a member of the 2016 Aggie 100, which honors the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by Texas A&M University Former Students. Jure Slabic, president of Gulf […]

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Certified Seafood: Going deep with Audubon G.U.L.F.


Certified Seafood: Going deep with Audubon G.U.L.F.

Labels. They remind us to sort 100% cotton shirts from polyester blends, and warn about excessive calories in our snacks. So what sort of information can labels provide consumers who want to navigate the world of sustainable seafood? “The devil is in the details,” said Jim Gossen, founder of Louisiana Seafoods, a respected seafood buyer […]

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Electronic Log Book Project at 88% of Goal; only 23 Vessel Spots Remain for Charter Boat Data Improvement Program


Electronic Log Book Project at 88% of Goal; only 23 Vessel Spots Remain for Charter Boat Data Improvement Program

Gulf of Mexico, USA — A landmark effort to help improve reef fish management in the Gulf has nearly reached program capacity, with less than two dozen vessel openings left in the Charter-For-Hire data collection project. Charter captains, the Gulf Council, and stakeholders Gulf-wide have long called for improved data to manage the reef fish […]

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Galveston Bay Oystermen Prepare for Lease Increases; Persistent Fiscal Shortfalls Cited as Cause


Galveston Bay Oystermen Prepare for Lease Increases; Persistent Fiscal Shortfalls Cited as Cause

GALVESTON, TEXAS — Jure Slabic learned this business like most who’ve survived it, he was initiated on the water by experienced family-based oystermen a generation or two older. He’s been doing this since he was nine. “My father’s great, great grandfather was the first in our family,” said Slabic, of Gulf Coast Oysters in Dickinson, […]

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Hurricane Matthew spares Gulf watermen tragedy; 21 deaths, millions evacuated along Atlantic Coast


Hurricane Matthew spares Gulf watermen tragedy;  21 deaths, millions evacuated along Atlantic Coast

Gulf of Mexico, U.S. — Watermen in the Gulf of Mexico escaped devastation from Hurricane Matthew last week, while their east coast contemporaries saw upwards of 23 deaths and catastrophic damage from storm surge and high winds. Matthew, at one-time a Category 4, was eventually downgraded to Category 1 by the time it officially made […]

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Sec. Melancon Sees Brighter Future for Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries


Sec. Melancon Sees Brighter Future for Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries

As the new Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Charlie Melancon admits there will be challenges for his department as he joins the rest of state government facing budget cuts as a result of Louisiana’s current budget deficit, but he remains enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead.

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Gulf Council Meets in Austin on Eve of 40th Anniversary of Magnuson Stevens


Gulf Council Meets in Austin on Eve of 40th Anniversary of Magnuson Stevens

As the eve of 40th anniversary of the signing of the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act approached, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Austin to discuss numerous fishery issues.

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Pearce and Gossen to Join Thought-Leaders on Joint Ocean Commission Roundtable


Pearce and Gossen to Join Thought-Leaders on Joint Ocean Commission Roundtable

The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership Council is holding roundtable discussions focused on the Arctic, East, West, and Gulf Coasts, and has invited two Gulf Seafood Institute members to have a seat at its Gulf roundtable being held in New Orleans.

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Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Turns 40


Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Turns 40

Forty years have passed since Congress first passed sweeping legislation that changed the landscape of the American seafood industry from Bristol Bay to Beaumont to Boston. In 1976, the Fishery Conservation and Management Act was the first legislation establishing a comprehensive framework for governing marine fisheries.

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Louisiana Restaurant Association Awards GSI $50,000 Advocacy Grant


Louisiana Restaurant Association Awards GSI $50,000 Advocacy Grant

The Louisiana Restaurant Association, has awarded the Gulf Seafood Institute a $50,000 grant to advocate for one of the most important menu items from New Orleans to Shreveport – Gulf seafood.

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Seafood Important Part of Louisiana Congressman Boustany’s Heritage


Seafood Important Part of Louisiana Congressman Boustany’s Heritage

In the U.S. Congress, Dr. Charles William Boustany, Jr. has always been a champion for the Gulf seafood community. The five-term Congressman serving south central Louisiana grew up with Gulf seafood playing an important part of his family life, and he works tirelessly to ensure that it remains an important part of Louisiana and the Gulf’s culture.

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Gulf Seafood Institute’s Jim Gossen Joins SXSW Fishery Bycatch Panel


Gulf Seafood Institute’s Jim Gossen Joins SXSW Fishery Bycatch Panel

As the 2016 South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival returns to Austin for the 30th time, the interactive incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity portion will feature five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds, including the Gulf Seafood Institute’s Texas Board Member Jim Gossen who will join three other presenters on a panel discussion on seafood by catch.

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GSI Responds to Impact of Federal Fisheries on Small Businesses Hearing


GSI Responds to Impact of Federal Fisheries on Small Businesses Hearing

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship under the chair of Louisiana Senator David Vitter, recently held hearings on “The Impacts of Federal Fisheries Management on Small Businesses”. In a letter, the Gulf Seafood Institute urged committee members to keep in mind the myriad benefits this landmark legislation has had on Gulf coast fisheries.

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