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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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New GSI Executive Director Margaret Henderson, An Influential Voice For The Gulf


New GSI Executive Director Margaret Henderson, An Influential Voice For The Gulf

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.

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Kristin McLaren Leaves Louisiana Seafood Board for New Chef Folse Foundation


Kristin McLaren Leaves Louisiana Seafood Board for New Chef Folse Foundation

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.

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Construction Under Way for Fast Growing Folse Culinary Institute


Construction Under Way for Fast Growing Folse Culinary Institute

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.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Names Ewell Smith Interim Executive Director


Gulf Seafood Institute Names Ewell Smith Interim Executive Director

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.

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Louisiana Seafood Board Encourages Gulf Council to Keep Current Red Snapper Quota


Louisiana Seafood Board Encourages Gulf Council to Keep Current Red Snapper Quota

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.

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Mike Voisin’s Widow to Walk the Hill A Year After Husband’s Death


Mike Voisin’s Widow to Walk the Hill A Year After Husband’s Death

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.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Chairman Harlon Pearce is No Stranger to Adversity


Gulf Seafood Institute Chairman Harlon Pearce is No Stranger to Adversity

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.

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Louisiana Seafood Board Unanimously Approves Resolution Supporting Current Red Snapper Quotas


Louisiana Seafood Board Unanimously Approves Resolution Supporting Current Red Snapper Quotas

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.

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Louisiana Seafood Board’s Legislative Committee Recommends Keeping Current Quota for Gulf Red Snapper


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.

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Karen Profita Named as New Louisiana Seafood Board Executive Director


Karen Profita Named as New Louisiana Seafood Board Executive Director

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.

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Louisiana Shrimp “Red Listed” by Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch


Louisiana Shrimp “Red Listed” by Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

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.

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Baton Rogue Advocate & WWL: Shrimp Import Duty Refused


Baton Rogue Advocate & WWL: Shrimp Import Duty Refused

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.

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McLaren New Interim Head of Seafood Board While Dardenne Searches for Replacement


McLaren New Interim Head of Seafood Board While Dardenne Searches for Replacement

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.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Becomes Reality with $20,000 Grant from Ocean Conservancy


Gulf Seafood Institute Becomes Reality with $20,000 Grant from Ocean Conservancy

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.

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