Tag: Jim Gossen
The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership Council is holding roundtable discussions focused on the Arctic, East, West, and Gulf Coasts, and has invited two Gulf Seafood Institute members to have a seat at its Gulf roundtable being held in New Orleans.
At the SeaWeb Seafood Summit held at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency it seemed that members of GSI members were everywhere; from helping visiting dignitaries get a table at a popular restaurant, giving expert testimony on panel discussions, to filleting the ever-evasive lionfish for a special chef cook-off.
Two Louisiana Gulf Seafood Institute board members have been appointed to the Louisiana Sea Grant Advisory Council which each year reviews the organizations selected activities and provides counsel regarding program focus, development and operations.
For more than two weeks talks of a strike by Louisiana shrimpers have filled VHF radios and social media. Talk has turned into action according to Louisiana Shrimp Association’s president Clint Guidry, as state shrimpers have put a moratorium on harvesting to protest falling shrimp prices at the dock.
In June of 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fish Fry in Washington, D.C. became the setting for the birth what was quickly to become one of the strongest and loudest voices for the Gulf of Mexico and the seafood it produces, The Gulf Seafood Institute.
Misinformation has spread in both traditional and online media about the current proposed Red Snapper allocation change under consideration by the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council.
Nearly $7,000 was raised for Foodways Texas, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the diverse food cultures of Texas.
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.
At the age of 65, you would expect to find Jim Gossen sharing an early-morning coffee on the docks with local fishermen near his Grand Isle camp. More often than not you will find him traveling the Gulf coast in his GMC Yukon, working to ensure fishermen and consumers around the country continue to enjoy sustainable Gulf seafood.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has proposed changing the federally permitted seafood dealers reporting requirements for the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic regions.
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
A little over two years ago Jim Gossen gave a talk to a group of Louisiana oystermen gathered on Grand Isle. He had filled boxes with the prettiest oysters from both the east and west coast. Beausoleil oysters in one little box, and Island Creeks in another. Gossen didn’t realize it at the time, but this was his entrance into the world of oyster farming – the Grand Isle Caminada Bay Oyster Farm project.