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Legislation Introduced to Reform Seasonal H-2B Guest-Worker Program


Legislation Introduced to Reform Seasonal H-2B Guest-Worker Program

Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives to reform the H-2B seasonal guest-worker program.

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House Committee Holds Hearing on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation


House Committee Holds Hearing on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation

The House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans met to a packed room filled with Gulf commercial and charter-for-hire fishermen to hear public testimony on H.R. 3094, the “Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act” which gives Gulf States control of the red snapper fishery.

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Red Snapper Continues Dominance at Galveston Gulf Council Meeting


Red Snapper Continues Dominance at Galveston Gulf Council Meeting

Regional management of the Gulf red snapper fishery continued to be a hot topic during the last Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council of 2015 held at the Hilton Galveston Island hotel.

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Former NOAA Administrator Hogarth Calls For Responsible Fisheries Management


Former NOAA Administrator Hogarth Calls For Responsible Fisheries Management

If the fishing industry had a CEO, Dr. Bill Hogarth, Director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography, is convinced he would not last a month.

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Mobile Seafood Quality Training Lab Developed to Address Refrigeration Issues


Mobile Seafood Quality Training Lab Developed to Address Refrigeration Issues

For years, processors across the Gulf have had to source higher volumes of premium product. To meet this demand, a unique mobile “Seafood Quality Training Lab” has been developed to educate Louisiana fishermen on the latest in onboard seafood refrigeration and cold chain management.

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Paul Prudhomme, Big Easy Chef Who Led Cajun Cooking Revolution, Dead at 75


Paul Prudhomme, Big Easy Chef Who Led Cajun Cooking Revolution, Dead at 75

Paul Prudhomme, the New Orleans beloved celebrity chef responsible for turning a once underulitized Gulf fish into one of the most popular in the world, died Thursday, October 8th in his beloved Crescent City.

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Sea Grant Pubs Focus on the Deepwater Horizon Impact on Gulf Fisheries


Sea Grant Pubs Focus on the Deepwater Horizon Impact on Gulf Fisheries

Two new oil spill science outreach publications have been released from the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team. They focus on fishery landing and disasters and the impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill on Gulf seafood.

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Homeland Security Commissioner Kerlikowske Meets With Gulf Seafood


Homeland Security Commissioner Kerlikowske Meets With Gulf Seafood

Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske listened earlier this week as members of the Gulf seafood and business communities expressed concerns over H2B visa issues, international seafood safety and testing, international food coding and other issues.

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Gulf Council Shifts Red Snapper Quota From Commercial to Recreational Sector


Gulf Council Shifts Red Snapper Quota From Commercial to Recreational Sector

In a highly contested vote, the Gulf Council voted to remove snapper quota from the commercial fishery while allocating additional quota to the recreational sector.

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GSI Opens Membership As Influence Grows


GSI Opens Membership As Influence Grows

After a very successful two-year Founding Member period, GSI is now initiating its standing, long-term dues structure recently approved by the Board of Directors. With this new dues structure, GSI will be well positioned to solicit new members as the organization continues to grow in numbers and scope.

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Texas Attorney General Files Oyster Lawsuit Against Chambers Liberty County Navigation District and STORM


Texas Attorney General Files Oyster Lawsuit Against Chambers Liberty County Navigation District and STORM

Storm clouds circling Galveston Bay have collided releasing what promises to be a hurricane of paperwork, legal wrangling and an inevitable end to the “Battle for the Bay” that has for more than a year compromised oyster production, damaged businesses and hurt the American oyster consumer.

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Finalists Selected for Florida’s Gulf Coast Innovation Challenge


Finalists Selected for Florida’s Gulf Coast Innovation Challenge

An Innovation Challenge open to individuals, institutions, governments, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit businesses to benefit Florida’s Gulf Coast communities, marine science industry, and Blue Economy has announced five finalists.

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TV Production Company Searches for Multi-Generational Fishing Family


TV Production Company Searches for Multi-Generational Fishing Family

Are you a hardworking commercial fishing family determined to keep your way of life alive? If so an award winning production company developing a documentary reality series about multi-generational fishing families is looking for you.

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GSI Leads Support Preserving Access to Gulf Red Snapper for All Americans


GSI Leads Support Preserving Access to Gulf Red Snapper for All Americans

Members of the Gulf Seafood Institute (GSI) have joined representatives from across the national seafood supply chain to continue educating key Members of Congress on the importance of preserving federal management of the commercial and charter-for-hire red snapper fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Gulf Oil Spill Science Outreach Answers Unanswered Questions


Gulf Oil Spill Science Outreach Answers Unanswered Questions

A new oil spill science outreach program now allows Gulf Sea Grant specialists to examine what types of information these target audiences need and develop tailor-made solutions providing answers to these unanswered questions.

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