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Council Decision Anticipated on Electronic Data Reporting for Charter Vessels


Council Decision Anticipated on Electronic Data Reporting for Charter Vessels

NEW ORLEANS, La., — The Gulf Council is poised for a final vote on several electronic reporting amendments later this month, potentially ending a decades long discussion about how to acquire better data from for-hire fishing vessels.

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Sec. Melancon Sees Brighter Future for Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries


Sec. Melancon Sees Brighter Future for Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries

As the new Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Charlie Melancon admits there will be challenges for his department as he joins the rest of state government facing budget cuts as a result of Louisiana’s current budget deficit, but he remains enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead.

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Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Turns 40


Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Turns 40

Forty years have passed since Congress first passed sweeping legislation that changed the landscape of the American seafood industry from Bristol Bay to Beaumont to Boston. In 1976, the Fishery Conservation and Management Act was the first legislation establishing a comprehensive framework for governing marine fisheries.

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GSI Responds to Impact of Federal Fisheries on Small Businesses Hearing


GSI Responds to Impact of Federal Fisheries on Small Businesses Hearing

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship under the chair of Louisiana Senator David Vitter, recently held hearings on “The Impacts of Federal Fisheries Management on Small Businesses”. In a letter, the Gulf Seafood Institute urged committee members to keep in mind the myriad benefits this landmark legislation has had on Gulf coast 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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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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Roy Crabtree Has More On His Plate Than Red Snapper


Roy Crabtree Has More On His Plate Than Red Snapper

Roy Crabtree, Ph.D., has a lot on his plate beside Gulf Red Snapper. As the regional administrator of NOAA Fisheries Service’s Southeast Regional Office overseeing Gulf fisheries, the fish popular to both recreational and commercial fishermen has drawn the majority of his attention for more than two years.

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Gulf Council Addresses Red Snapper Sector Separation


Gulf Council Addresses Red Snapper Sector Separation

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met in Biloxi, MS to discuss a number of fishery issues, including recreational red snapper sector separation and accountability measures.

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Gulf Council Tables Red Snapper Reallocation in Favor of Sector Separation


Gulf Council Tables Red Snapper Reallocation in Favor of Sector Separation

Facing opposition on an amendment that would take a portion of the red snapper fishery from Gulf seafood providers for the exclusive use of recreational fishing, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to defer further action on Amendment 28.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Testifies Before Two Influential Government Organizations Governing Gulf Waters


Gulf Seafood Institute Testifies Before Two Influential Government Organizations Governing Gulf Waters

The Gulf Seafood Institute, a four-month old non-profit organization comprised of Gulf seafood leaders from all five Gulf States, had a busy week of testifying before two influential governmental organizations responsible for governing the Gulf of Mexico, and the sustainable seafood it provides.

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