Four funds aimed at helping Apalachicola Bay communities that produce 85% of Florida oysters recover from the collapse of the oyster harvesting industry have been announced.
From Texas to Florida, the number of oysters harvested in the Gulf is at one of the lowest on record. Three years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, oyster industry experts have no answers on the cause of the steep decline; especially on public grounds relied upon by commercial fishermen.
More than a dozen Gulf of Mexico commercial king mackerel fishermen, from as far away as Louisiana, attended South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s public hearing on management alternatives for king and Spanish mackerel.
Great American Seafood Cook-0ff Expands to Cover Gulf; GSI Partners with Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, Louisiana Restaurant Association and Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition
The Great American Seafood Cook-Off expands to begin a new chapter under the leadership of four Gulf seafood institutions.
A federal ruling has been handed down that the U.S. government violated the law by failing to properly manage the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper fishery.
Misinformation has spread in both traditional and online media about the current proposed Red Snapper allocation change under consideration by the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council.
Fishing has been a lifelong passion for Alabama charter boat captain Johnny Greene. It started at an early age on his grandmother’s small farm pond outside of Andalusia, since then he has been hooked.
They say the camera adds a few pounds, but friends of Galveston fisherman Buddy Guindon have been tormenting him recently with the question “how many cameras did they use?” Guidon is the star of a recent H-E-B grocery store’s “Fresh from the Seafood Department” commercial filmed on his boat.
It is a twenty-year tradition at Washington’s Bistro Bis, the restaurant for Capitol Hill’s Hotel George; oystermen from Florida to Texas commandeering the center booth as their local headquarters for their annual meeting with D.C. legislators.
At the age of 65, you would expect to find Jim Gossen sharing an early-morning coffee on the docks with local fishermen near his Grand Isle camp. More often than not you will find him traveling the Gulf coast in his GMC Yukon, working to ensure fishermen and consumers around the country continue to enjoy sustainable Gulf seafood.
Six new phone apps are now available for aquaculture producers. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has six new iPhone apps available for pond aficionados.
Since 2007, a number of select Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishermen have been required to participate in the Electronic Logbook program requiring vessel permit holders to install and maintain electronic logbooks.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has proposed changing the federally permitted seafood dealers reporting requirements for the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic regions.