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Gulf Council to Convene RAP Sessions for Recreational Anglers


Gulf Council to Convene RAP Sessions for Recreational Anglers

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a series of Recreational Angler Participation sessions – or RAP sessions – to hear about the issues Gulf of Mexico recreational anglers have regarding current federal fisheries management, and to explore potential solutions to those issues.

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Mike Voisin’s Widow to Walk the Hill A Year After Husband’s Death


Mike Voisin’s Widow to Walk the Hill A Year After Husband’s Death

It won’t be like days of old, but Nelson, Sunseri and Voisin will once again unite for the yearly Washington, D.C. “Walk the Hill”; only this time it will be Sarah Voisin, not her late husband Mike.

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Washington Post: U.S. Loss of Ecologically-Sensitive Wetlands Staggering


Washington Post:  U.S. Loss of Ecologically-Sensitive Wetlands Staggering

Over a four-year span, the United States lost more than 360,000 acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands to fierce storms, sea-level rise and booming development along the coasts, according to a newly released federal study.

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2014 Red Snapper Recreational Season in Gulf Announced by NOAA


2014 Red Snapper Recreational Season in  Gulf Announced by NOAA

Red snapper recreational fishing opens each year on June 1st and closes when the recreational quota is met or projections are reached. The 2014 recreational season will be 40 days, June 1st thru July 11th.

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House Releases Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act


House Releases Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act

The House Natural Resources Committee proposal, the ‘‘Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act’’ amends and repeals many of the provisions of the current Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

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Red Snapper Management in the Gulf of Mexico a Hotly Contested Issue


Red Snapper Management in the Gulf of Mexico a Hotly Contested Issue

Red Snapper, an iconic American fish sought after by consumers across the country, is culturally and economically Important to the Gulf Coast. Seafood sales at restaurant after restaurant dotting the southern coastline are one of the largest drivers of the Gulf’s tourism industry

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Gulf Environmental Data Released by BP from Deepwater Horizon Response


Gulf Environmental Data Released by BP from Deepwater Horizon Response

An effort to make environmental data collected from the Gulf of Mexico publicly available and easily accessible has been launched by BP.

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Texas Sea Grant Tests Trawl Gear Devices For Federal Approval In Gulf


Texas Sea Grant Tests Trawl Gear Devices For Federal Approval In Gulf

Two members of Texas Sea Grant’s extension staff set out to the offshore waters of Texas and Louisiana to test five new designs of bycatch reduction devices designed to reduce the capture of other species during shrimp trawls.

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Red Snapper Brings Back Childhood Memories for Houston Chef


Red Snapper Brings Back Childhood Memories for Houston Chef

In Mexico Hugo Ortega grew up poor, eating red snapper was almost unthinkable. As the executive chef of some of Houston’s most popular restaurants he is working hard to ensure his customers have an opportunity never afforded to him.

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A Gulf Fisherman’s Looks Don’t Always Tell the Whole Story


A Gulf Fisherman’s Looks Don’t Always Tell the Whole Story

Buddy Guindon looks like a typical Gulf fisherman. His long white straggly beard, shorts and worn t-shirt looks like they were scripted for a TV reality series – and actually they were.

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Rigs-to-Reefs Builds Needed Habitat for Gulf Seafood


Rigs-to-Reefs Builds Needed Habitat for Gulf Seafood

A program benefiting the marine environment of the Gulf of Mexico by recycling retired natural gas and oil structures as artificial reefs, would enhance fish habitat benefiting recreational and commercial fishermen, scuba divers and Gulf communities.

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Position Paper Details GSI’s Platform on Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Reauthorization


Position Paper Details GSI’s Platform on Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Reauthorization

The Gulf Seafood Institute has authorized a position paper detailing the organizations platform on the upcoming reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

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Conservationomics Campaign to Support Gulf Restoration Projects


Conservationomics Campaign to Support Gulf Restoration Projects

The Walton Family Foundation has announced a Conservationomics Campaign to identify business support for restoration projects that will benefit both the economy and environment of the Gulf Coast region.

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“Eat Gulf Seafood” Videos Tell Story of Seafood and Good Times


“Eat Gulf Seafood” Videos Tell Story of Seafood and Good Times

Joanne McNeely thinks she has found the perfect recipe to :Eat Gulf Seafood”. The Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition is currently in the process of producing a number of high quality videos showcasing seafood experts along the Texas to Florida coast.

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GSI Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Role of Certification in Sustainable Fishing


GSI Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Role of Certification in Sustainable Fishing

A strong voice for the Gulf seafood communities in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida has presented written testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard on the topic of third-party sustainability certification of U.S. seafood, as well as its impact on the seafood community, consumers and the marketplace.

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