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Timely and Accurate Data Top Gulf Electronic Data Collection Efforts


Timely and Accurate Data Top Gulf Electronic Data Collection Efforts

Fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico, be they commercial, charter-for-hire or recreational, all agree on one fact: the growing need for more timely and accurate data for fishery management and science. Recognizing the need for more timely data collection, the NOAA has developed an implementation plan to expand the use of both electronic monitoring and electronic reporting.

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Better Techniques for Seafood at Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit


Better Techniques for Seafood at Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit

This year’s Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit will be held on Tuesday, March 1st at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. It will provide fishermen, dock owners, processors and other related businesses an opportunity to network and obtain information on what’s happening in the commercial fishing and seafood industries.

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Constructing An Off-Bottom Oyster Business on Grand Isle


Constructing An Off-Bottom Oyster Business on Grand Isle

Marcos Guerrero and his family are now investing in sustainable seafood coming the Gulf of Mexico oysters cage grown in the waters off Grand Isle, Louisiana.

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Alabama Senator Shelby Seeks Solutions For Gulf Fisheries To Flourish


Alabama Senator Shelby Seeks Solutions For Gulf Fisheries To Flourish

long shadow on the Halls of Congress, welding influence felt in banking, energy, commerce, defense, science and fisheries – especially Gulf of Mexico fisheries.

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Electronic Reporting and Red Snapper Top Gulf Council Agenda


Electronic Reporting and Red Snapper Top Gulf Council Agenda

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met in Orange Beach, AL, home to miles and miles of sugar-white sand beaches, as well the largest charter-for-hire recreational fishing fleet in the U.S. equipped with electronic data collection.

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New Kid on the Block: Sysco Corporation Joins GSI as Founding Member


New Kid on the Block: Sysco Corporation Joins GSI as Founding Member

The Gulf Seafood Institute has added Sysco Corporation to its list of founding members, providing additional support to the organization’s goals of harvesting and distributing the highest-quality and most-sustainable seafood catch from the Gulf of Mexico for the benefit of all consumers.

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GSI’s Walk On the Hill Important For Survival of Gulf Fisheries


GSI’s Walk On the Hill Important For Survival of Gulf Fisheries

Even before members of the Gulf Seafood Institute took their first steps toward Capitol Hill, they realized this year’s “Walk on the Hill” would be extremely important for the survival of commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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NOAA Opens Door for Gulf Seafood Aquaculture


NOAA Opens Door for Gulf Seafood Aquaculture

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration has opened the door for expansion of aquaculture in the federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Cedar Key, Clamming Higher and Higher


Cedar Key, Clamming Higher and Higher

Cedar Key may not be one of Florida’s more famous Keys; the Beach Boys or Jimmy Buffet ever sang its praise. Cedar Key, however, is famous among Gulf seafood lovers for its hard shell clams harvested in record numbers and shipped to restaurants around the country.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Prepares for Annual Capitol Hill Walk


Gulf Seafood Institute Prepares for Annual Capitol Hill Walk

As the pages of the calendar turn to a new year, members of the Gulf Seafood Institute will dust off overcoats and galoshes for their annual “Walk on the Hill” during January’s Washington Mardi Gras week. The purpose of the annual pilgrimage is to educate legislators on the state of Gulf fishing and seafood.

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GSI Members Speak Out on H-2B in New Orleans Times-Picayune


GSI Members Speak Out on H-2B in New Orleans Times-Picayune

For a second time in one week, the Gulf Seafood Institute is making headlines. In an article for the New Orleans Times-Picayune three members are quoted by reporter Jed Lipinski on the importance of recently passed H-2B legislation for the survival of the Gulf seafood industry.

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GSI’s Margaret Henderson Quoted On H-2B Legislation in Baltimore Sun


GSI’s Margaret Henderson Quoted On H-2B Legislation in Baltimore Sun

The Gulf Seafood Institute’s Executive Director Margaret Henderson was quoted by Baltimore Sun reporter John Fritze in a comprehensive article on H-2B legislation recently passed in the 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

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Omnibus Spending Measure Provides H-2B Relief For Gulf Seafood


Omnibus Spending Measure Provides H-2B Relief For Gulf Seafood

Congress has passed and President Obama has signed into law a year-end spending and tax deal that includes important relief for seasonal seafood, tourism and restaurant employers around the Gulf and across the country. For more than a year, the Gulf Seafood Institute has joined with dozens of small business stakeholders to fight for the fixes included in H-2B legislation which will go into effect immediately.

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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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Gulf Seafood Institute’s President Harlon Pearce Appointed to NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee


Gulf Seafood Institute’s President Harlon Pearce Appointed to NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has appointed Gulf Seafood Institute’s President Harlon Pearce, along with three other new advisors, to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee.

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