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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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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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McNeely Zaritsky Leaves Gulf States Seafood Marketing Coalition for Private Sector


McNeely Zaritsky Leaves Gulf States Seafood Marketing Coalition for Private Sector

As a joint Gulf state seafood marketing effort sails into the sunset, the program’s Marketing Director has left for a job in the private seafood sector. Joanne McNeely Zaritsky, the former Marketing Director of the Gulf State Marketing Coalition, has joined domestic seafood processor Captain’s Fine Foods.

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GSI Helps Gulf Charter Captains Take the Lead with $2.25 Million Technology Grant


GSI Helps Gulf Charter Captains Take the Lead with $2.25 Million Technology Grant

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has announced their selection for Electronic Monitoring and Reporting grants that included $2.25 million for Gulf Seafood Institute Founding Member CLS America to administer a program for approximately 350 federally-permitted charter boat vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.

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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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GSI’s Frank Randol Testifies on Capitol Hill on H-2B Legislation


GSI’s Frank Randol Testifies on Capitol Hill on H-2B Legislation

The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee under the chair of David Vitter of Louisiana recently met to questioned seafood regulators and industry experts, including Gulf Seafood Institute’s Frank Randol, on how federal labor and safety laws are impacting small businesses within the seafood industry.

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State Gulf Red Snapper Management Defeated in House Committee


State Gulf Red Snapper Management Defeated in House Committee

The first effort to have the five individual Gulf States take over management of Gulf red snapper was defeated by a vote of 22-16 when Amendment H.R. 1335, sponsored by Louisiana Representative Garrett Graves, came to a committee vote.

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Share the Gulf Gears Up for New Fight


Share the Gulf Gears Up for New Fight

Share the Gulf has reawakened to respond to efforts by Gulf State fishery managers to grab control of the Gulf of Mexico’s Red Snapper fishery, giving a larger percentage to the recreational sector and leaving the future of the commercial fishery in doubt.

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Red Snapper Allocation Top Topic at Recent Gulf Council Meeting


Red Snapper Allocation Top Topic at Recent Gulf Council Meeting

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met in Biloxi, Mississippi the former administrative capital of French Louisiana­ once named Bilocci, to discuss a number of fishery issues, including regional management for recreational red snapper and red snapper allocation.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Comments on New FDA Seafood Guides for Pregnant Women


Gulf Seafood Institute Comments on New FDA Seafood Guides for Pregnant Women

The Gulf Seafood Institute will provide public comment to the Food and Drug Administration’s draft fish consumption advice entitled “Fish: What Pregnant Women Should Know.”

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