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Fish Trax Marketplace Links Consumers to Gulf Fish and Fishermen


Fish Trax Marketplace Links Consumers to Gulf Fish and Fishermen

Telling the stories of the fishermen bringing Gulf seafood directly to the consumers plate is the goal of Fish Trax Marketplace, an online traceability program building a community of trust among all of the links of the seafood value chain—from fisherman to dealer to retailer to consumer.

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Apalachicola Bay Oyster Communities Receive Disaster Assistance Funds


Apalachicola Bay Oyster Communities Receive Disaster Assistance Funds

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.

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High Prices, Low Production; Gulf Oysters at Zero Population


High Prices, Low Production; Gulf Oysters at Zero Population

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.

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South Atlantic Council Overturns Gulf Council’s Mackerel Fishing Dates


South Atlantic Council Overturns Gulf Council’s Mackerel Fishing Dates

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.

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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


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.

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Federal Ruling on Allocation Favors Gulf Commercial Red Snapper Fishermen


Federal Ruling on Allocation Favors Gulf Commercial Red Snapper Fishermen

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.

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Misinformation Spreads in War of Words Over Gulf Red Snapper Allocation


Misinformation Spreads in War of Words Over Gulf Red Snapper Allocation

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.

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GSI Alabama Board Member Captain Johnny Greene Hooked on Fishing From Early Age


GSI Alabama Board Member Captain Johnny Greene Hooked on Fishing From Early Age

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.

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Galveston Fisherman Stars In H-E-B Grocery Seafood Commercial


Galveston Fisherman Stars In H-E-B Grocery Seafood Commercial

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.

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Gulf Oystermen Harvest Support from D.C. Legislators and Organizations


Gulf Oystermen Harvest Support from D.C. Legislators and Organizations

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.

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Off-Bottom Oyster Farming Launched in Grand Isle Waters


Off-Bottom Oyster Farming Launched in Grand Isle Waters

A project demonstrating an alternative way to grow oysters, using off-bottom systems, has launched in the waters off of Grand Isle.

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Gulf Seafood Institute’s Jim Gossen Dedicated to Gulf’s Fishermen and Culture


Gulf Seafood Institute’s Jim Gossen Dedicated to Gulf’s Fishermen and Culture

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.

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Six New Apps for Aquaculture Producers Made Available by Texas A&M


Six New Apps for Aquaculture Producers Made Available by Texas A&M

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.

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New Cost Sharing for Gulf Shrimp Electronic Logbook Program


New Cost Sharing for Gulf Shrimp Electronic Logbook Program

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.

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Gulf Wild Sets Sail in New Direction


Gulf Wild Sets Sail in New Direction

Gulf Wild, an organization known for branding fishery conservation in the Gulf of Mexico by inspiring positive change from the fishermen to the end-consumer, has reformed as a not-for-profit and hired a full-time staff.

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