Tag: Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board
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.
The Gulf of Mexico seafood community is gaining Margaret Henderson, one of the strongest seafood legislative advocates on Capitol Hill, as the new voice for the Gulf as the Executive Director of GSI.
Kristin McLaren, the assistant executive director who served as interim executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board during its transition from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to the Office of Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, has resigned.
Chef Randy Cheramie, the executive director of the John Folse Culinary Institute, is glad to see construction progress being made on the new home for the program at Nicholls State University, but for him it can’t happen fast enough.
The Gulf Seafood Institute (GSI), a leading voice for the Gulf of Mexico and the seafood it produces, has a new interim executive director. Ewell Smith, former executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, will immediately assume the interim leadership role.
The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board took a strong stand against the current preferred alternative recommended by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council on Amendment 28; red snapper allocation.
It won’t be like days of old, but Nelson, Sunseri and Voisin will once again unite for the yearly Washington, D.C. “Walk the Hill”; only this time it will be Sarah Voisin, not her late husband Mike.
Two years ago Harlon Pearce wasn’t exactly sure what Hurricane Isaac would bring. But he was ready. Adversity is no stranger to the Gulf Seafood Institute’s chairman. As the former chairman of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board he successfully navigated disaster after disaster for the state’s 12,000 commercial fisherman, seafood processors and the Louisiana Seafood Brand.
Meeting in Baton Rouge the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board unanimously approved a resolution supporting Reef Fish Amendment #28 keeping Gulf Red Snapper quotas at current levels.
Louisiana Seafood Board’s Legislative Committee Recommends Keeping Current Quota for Gulf Red Snapper
The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board’s Legislative Committee unanimously approved a resolution in support of Reef Fish Amendment #28 to be sent to the full board supporting keeping current Gulf Red Snapper quotas at current levels.
Karen Profita, a Baton Rouge radio show host and former President and CEO of the Baton Rogue Capital Area United Way, has joined the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board as the new executive director.
A recently released report concludes most wild-caught U.S. shrimp, including a majority harvested from the Gulf of Mexico, remains a good alternative for consumers, except for shrimp landed in Louisiana or harvested in nets unmodified to protect sea turtles and other species caught accidentally.
The Louisiana shrimp industry was dealt a blow after the U.S. International Trade Commission voted against increased duties on foreign frozen shrimp imported into the country from several nations.
Almost a month after Ewell Smith resigned as the executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne has named the current assistant director Kristin McLaren as interim executive director while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement.
Recognizing the need for an integrated group dedicated to science and education in the Gulf, the Ocean Conservancy has pledged $20,000 seed money for the Gulf Seafood Institute. The institute’s vision is to establish a close working relationships with all the Gulf’s environmental and seafood organizations.