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Legislation Introduced to Reform Seasonal H-2B Guest-Worker Program


Legislation Introduced to Reform Seasonal H-2B Guest-Worker Program

Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives to reform the H-2B seasonal guest-worker program.

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House Committee Holds Hearing on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation


House Committee Holds Hearing on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation

The House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans met to a packed room filled with Gulf commercial and charter-for-hire fishermen to hear public testimony on H.R. 3094, the “Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act” which gives Gulf States control of the red snapper fishery.

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Red Snapper Continues Dominance at Galveston Gulf Council Meeting


Red Snapper Continues Dominance at Galveston Gulf Council Meeting

Regional management of the Gulf red snapper fishery continued to be a hot topic during the last Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council of 2015 held at the Hilton Galveston Island hotel.

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Former NOAA Administrator Hogarth Calls For Responsible Fisheries Management


Former NOAA Administrator Hogarth Calls For Responsible Fisheries Management

If the fishing industry had a CEO, Dr. Bill Hogarth, Director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography, is convinced he would not last a month.

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Florida Charter Boat Captains Challenged to Step Up for Better Fishery Management


Florida Charter Boat Captains Challenged to Step Up for Better Fishery Management

If you’re a Florida fisherman, or for that matter Gulf of Mexico fishermen, then you know that for year after year, there has been a need for more data, better data and more timely data. In short, a better data collection system to better manage the Gulf’s vast array of fisheries.

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Mobile Seafood Quality Training Lab Developed to Address Refrigeration Issues


Mobile Seafood Quality Training Lab Developed to Address Refrigeration Issues

For years, processors across the Gulf have had to source higher volumes of premium product. To meet this demand, a unique mobile “Seafood Quality Training Lab” has been developed to educate Louisiana fishermen on the latest in onboard seafood refrigeration and cold chain management.

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Paul Prudhomme, Big Easy Chef Who Led Cajun Cooking Revolution, Dead at 75


Paul Prudhomme, Big Easy Chef Who Led Cajun Cooking Revolution, Dead at 75

Paul Prudhomme, the New Orleans beloved celebrity chef responsible for turning a once underulitized Gulf fish into one of the most popular in the world, died Thursday, October 8th in his beloved Crescent City.

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Sea Grant Pubs Focus on the Deepwater Horizon Impact on Gulf Fisheries


Sea Grant Pubs Focus on the Deepwater Horizon Impact on Gulf Fisheries

Two new oil spill science outreach publications have been released from the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team. They focus on fishery landing and disasters and the impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill on Gulf seafood.

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Gulf’s First Oyster Farmer Continues to Grow


Gulf’s First Oyster Farmer Continues to Grow

Steve Crockett planted the first off-bottom oysters in the Gulf as a reef restoration projects for the Mobile Bay National Estuary program. Fifteen years later Point Aux Pins Oysters is one of the largest Gulf off-bottom oyster operations supplying restaurants and grocery chains across the South.

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GSI’s Newest Member Jennifer Young is International Seafood Safety Specialist


GSI’s Newest Member Jennifer Young is International Seafood Safety Specialist

Sitting on a beach enjoying the sunset has been a perk enjoyed by Jennifer Young during her last seven years as a food safety specialist based in Hawaii, but in her heart she missed the bayous of Louisiana and the Gulf seafood she enjoyed.

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First Major Gulf Oyster Hatchery Revs Up Production on Grand Isle


First Major Gulf Oyster Hatchery Revs Up Production on Grand Isle

The recently opened Mike Voisin Oyster Hatchery may not face the same exposure to the elements as the old, but instead face new challenges both manmade and natural.

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Granger Family Committed to Quality Gulf Shrimp and Shrimpers


Granger Family Committed to Quality Gulf Shrimp and Shrimpers

Selling shrimp from a shop in the back of their house in Maurice, LA, Al and Cheryl Granger are on a mission to elevate the quality of shrimping in the Gulf, as well as educate consumers on why it is important to buy Gulf shrimp.

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Off-Bottom Caged Oysters Rise to Top In Louisiana


Off-Bottom Caged Oysters Rise to Top In Louisiana

The Aristocrat, Caminada Bay, Beauregard and Champagne Bay oysters are changing the playing field for a Gulf oyster industry in decline since Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon spill. These Louisiana oysters join others in Alabama as the first commercial success stories for farm raised oysters grown in off-bottom cages; breathing new life into the industry.

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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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