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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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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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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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Louisiana Mudbugs Entangled in Muddy Waters of H2B Regulation


Louisiana Mudbugs Entangled in Muddy Waters of H2B Regulation

With the Ash Wednesday kick off of the prime mudbug season, crawfish fanatics are in for a roller coater ride on whether peeled crawfish will be available for etouffee and other favorite dishes served across the state in famous restaurants and at home, according to Gulf Seafood Institute founding member Frank Randol.

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For Author Paul Greenberg – So Much Ocean, So Little Domestic Fish


For Author Paul Greenberg – So Much Ocean, So Little Domestic Fish

According to author Paul Greenberg, Americans only eat about 15 pounds of seafood per year, half of the global average. While other countries are willing to pay top dollar, he says “Americans want our seafood cheap and easy”.

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New Orleans Bucktown Docks Return to Their Past With Direct-to-Public Sales


New Orleans Bucktown Docks Return to Their Past With Direct-to-Public Sales

Like the newly refurbished docks, Bucktown fisherman Kurt Delacreux hopes a new direct-to-public sales program sponsored by Louisiana Sea Grant will offer a glimmer of hope for an historic career rapidly sinking beneath the surface of Lake Pontchartrains clear water.

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Two New Orleans’ Chefs Bring Seafood Month to a Close


Two New Orleans’ Chefs Bring Seafood Month to a Close

As October drew to a close and stories of ghosts and goblins put away for another year, we also say good-bye to National Seafood Month. Gulf Seafood News gathered the thoughts of two prominent New Orleans Chefs on Gulf seafood as they cooked National Seafood Month to a close at a recent event held at the Whole Foods Metairie store.

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GSI Members Join Louisiana Sea Grant Advisory Council


GSI Members Join Louisiana Sea Grant Advisory Council

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.

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Gulf Restoration Plan Announced by NOAA


Gulf Restoration Plan Announced by NOAA

A formal Record of Decision to implement a Gulf restoration plan has been announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill which occurred off the shores of Louisiana in 2010.

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Specialists in Economics, Oil Spill Outreach and Coastal Ecosystems Join Texas Sea Grant


Specialists in Economics, Oil Spill Outreach and Coastal Ecosystems Join Texas Sea Grant

The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University has hired three new extension specialists; Dr. Stuart Carlton, Christine Hale and Dr. Andrew Ropicki. The trio brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Texas coast.

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Georgia Sea Grant Reels in Shrimp Black Gill Disease, No Reports Found in Gulf Shrimp


Georgia Sea Grant Reels in Shrimp Black Gill Disease, No Reports Found in Gulf Shrimp

In Georgia, as in the Gulf of Mexico, shrimp is king. But Georgia shrimp have come under attack by a parasite that could impact the economy of local coastal communities.

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Louisiana Oyster Industry Convention Set for May 2nd


Louisiana Oyster Industry Convention Set for May 2nd

During the past few years the Gulf oysters industry has had to adapted to both man-made and natural challenges. Oystermen from around the State of Louisiana will meet discuss the important issues and challenges currently being faced in the Gulf of Mexico at their annual Louisiana Oyster Industry Convention.

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Off-Bottom Oyster Farming Launched in Grand Isle Waters


Off-Bottom Oyster Farming Launched in Grand Isle Waters

A project demonstrating an alternative way to grow oysters, using off-bottom systems, has launched in the waters off of Grand Isle.

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Vermilion Bay Sweet White Shrimp Gumbo Pack Hits Supermarket Shelves


Vermilion Bay Sweet White Shrimp Gumbo Pack Hits Supermarket Shelves

To meet an ever-increasing demand for fresh, quality gumbo-sized shrimp Vermilion Bay Sweet White Shrimp gumbo pack is available at Rouses Supermarkets.

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The Business of Alligator – The Thick-Skinned “Environmentalists”


The Business of Alligator – The Thick-Skinned “Environmentalists”

You can call the Louisiana alligator a lot of things. But, an environmentalist responsible for saving the coastal wetlands – really?

Yes, really.

The alligator is one of the prime reasons driving the conservation of coastal wetlands, according to Mark Shirley, specialist for Louisiana State University (LSU) Agricultural Center (AgCenter) and field agent for Louisiana Sea Grant.

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