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Gulf Congressional Delegation Teams for Big Win for Gulf Reef Fish Accountability in 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act


Gulf Congressional Delegation Teams for Big Win for Gulf Reef Fish Accountability in 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act

The Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act heading to the White House for a Presidential signature includes $10 million for Gulf of Mexico fisheries data collection, stock assessments and research due to the tireless efforts led by Alabama’s Senator Richard Shelby and Florida’s Representative David Jolly.

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Installation of Electronic Data Collection Moving Forward Across the Gulf Charter Fishery


Installation of Electronic Data Collection Moving Forward Across the Gulf Charter Fishery

The Gulf charter-for-hire fleet is making yet another leap towards greater accountability as nearly 200 charter-for-hire boats become equipped with electronic data collection systems that will allow for accurate and real time data on red snapper and other critically important recreational species.

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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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Florida Charter Boat Captains Challenged to Step Up for Better Fishery Management


Florida Charter Boat Captains Challenged to Step Up for Better Fishery Management

If you’re a Florida fisherman, or for that matter Gulf of Mexico fishermen, then you know that for year after year, there has been a need for more data, better data and more timely data. In short, a better data collection system to better manage the Gulf’s vast array of fisheries.

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Gulf’s First Oyster Farmer Continues to Grow


Gulf’s First Oyster Farmer Continues to Grow

Steve Crockett planted the first off-bottom oysters in the Gulf as a reef restoration projects for the Mobile Bay National Estuary program. Fifteen years later Point Aux Pins Oysters is one of the largest Gulf off-bottom oyster operations supplying restaurants and grocery chains across the South.

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GSI’s Newest Member Jennifer Young is International Seafood Safety Specialist


GSI’s Newest Member Jennifer Young is International Seafood Safety Specialist

Sitting on a beach enjoying the sunset has been a perk enjoyed by Jennifer Young during her last seven years as a food safety specialist based in Hawaii, but in her heart she missed the bayous of Louisiana and the Gulf seafood she enjoyed.

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First Major Gulf Oyster Hatchery Revs Up Production on Grand Isle


First Major Gulf Oyster Hatchery Revs Up Production on Grand Isle

The recently opened Mike Voisin Oyster Hatchery may not face the same exposure to the elements as the old, but instead face new challenges both manmade and natural.

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Granger Family Committed to Quality Gulf Shrimp and Shrimpers


Granger Family Committed to Quality Gulf Shrimp and Shrimpers

Selling shrimp from a shop in the back of their house in Maurice, LA, Al and Cheryl Granger are on a mission to elevate the quality of shrimping in the Gulf, as well as educate consumers on why it is important to buy Gulf shrimp.

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Off-Bottom Caged Oysters Rise to Top In Louisiana


Off-Bottom Caged Oysters Rise to Top In Louisiana

The Aristocrat, Caminada Bay, Beauregard and Champagne Bay oysters are changing the playing field for a Gulf oyster industry in decline since Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon spill. These Louisiana oysters join others in Alabama as the first commercial success stories for farm raised oysters grown in off-bottom cages; breathing new life into the industry.

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Electronic Data Collection Gives New Hope to South Texas Charter Fisherman


Electronic Data Collection Gives New Hope to South Texas Charter Fisherman

Quartro Wieboldt’s “six pack” has sat high and dry for more than five years waiting for an opportunity to return to Gulf waters, its federal fishing permit still active and proudly attached to the side.

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Bottarga – Poor Man’s Caviar Reaps Rich Benefits For Gulf Fishermen


Bottarga – Poor Man’s Caviar Reaps Rich Benefits For Gulf Fishermen

In the coastal village of Cortez, Ed Chiles has joined with business partner Seth Cripe to produces the country’s first European style artisan bottarga from the fish eggs of Gulf Grey Striped mullet. The gourmet cured mullet roe is sold at more than $100/lb. retail.

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Three-Hundred Gulf Charter-for-Hire Captains Anxiously Await Voluntary Electronic Log Book Monitoring


Three-Hundred Gulf Charter-for-Hire Captains Anxiously Await Voluntary Electronic Log Book Monitoring

The implementation of electronic data capture by Gulf of Mexico charter-for-hire fisherman later this year will mean fisheries like Gulf Red Snapper will have a more accurate data source for use in future stock assessments.

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38° North Oysters, The Perfect Degree of Oyster Production


38° North Oysters, The Perfect Degree of Oyster Production

JD Blackwell, the COO (chief oyster officer) of 38° North Oysters, has turned his western Maryland shore company into an entrepreneurial, sales and development savvy operation that has created the ideal growth environment for the ideal food — oysters.

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Storm Brews in Galveston Bay Over Oyster Lease


Storm Brews in Galveston Bay Over Oyster Lease

There is a storm churning the waters of Galveston Bay that could affect the supply of Gulf oysters throughout the five Gulf States, as well as well national and international markets.

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Gulf Groups Gather to Support Oyster Mega-Hatcheries Concept


Gulf Groups Gather to Support Oyster Mega-Hatcheries Concept

The Gulf Oyster Hatchery Initiative has proposed the use of hatchery produced oyster seed to restore Gulf of Mexico oyster reefs, as well as create new habitat resulting in a clean Gulf.

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