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Installation of Electronic Data Collection Moving Forward Across the Gulf Charter Fishery


Installation of Electronic Data Collection Moving Forward Across the Gulf Charter Fishery

The Gulf charter-for-hire fleet is making yet another leap towards greater accountability as nearly 200 charter-for-hire boats become equipped with electronic data collection systems that will allow for accurate and real time data on red snapper and other critically important recreational species.

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Former NOAA Administrator Hogarth Calls For Responsible Fisheries Management


Former NOAA Administrator Hogarth Calls For Responsible Fisheries Management

If the fishing industry had a CEO, Dr. Bill Hogarth, Director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography, is convinced he would not last a month.

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Florida Charter Boat Captains Challenged to Step Up for Better Fishery Management


Florida Charter Boat Captains Challenged to Step Up for Better Fishery Management

If you’re a Florida fisherman, or for that matter Gulf of Mexico fishermen, then you know that for year after year, there has been a need for more data, better data and more timely data. In short, a better data collection system to better manage the Gulf’s vast array of fisheries.

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GSI Opens Membership As Influence Grows


GSI Opens Membership As Influence Grows

After a very successful two-year Founding Member period, GSI is now initiating its standing, long-term dues structure recently approved by the Board of Directors. With this new dues structure, GSI will be well positioned to solicit new members as the organization continues to grow in numbers and scope.

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GSI Helps Gulf Charter Captains Take the Lead with $2.25 Million Technology Grant


GSI Helps Gulf Charter Captains Take the Lead with $2.25 Million Technology Grant

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has announced their selection for Electronic Monitoring and Reporting grants that included $2.25 million for Gulf Seafood Institute Founding Member CLS America to administer a program for approximately 350 federally-permitted charter boat vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.

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GSI Joins Gulf Groups to Walk Congressional Halls for Gulf Seafood


GSI Joins Gulf Groups to Walk Congressional Halls for Gulf Seafood

High heels and wingtips clicking and clacking through the marble halls of Congress, a constant buzz of voices bouncing off Gulf Senators and Representatives office walls, hands continuously pressing the flesh and passing paper after paper; these are the sights and sounds of the Gulf Seafood Institute’s second annual “Walk on the Hill” in the nation’s Capitol.

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Roosevelt Conservation Partnership D.C. Link For Recreational Gulf Fishermen


Roosevelt Conservation Partnership D.C. Link For Recreational Gulf Fishermen

The goal of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, which is involved in lobbying and advocacy for 37 partners including saltwater sportfishing groups, is to “guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish by uniting and amplifying our partners’ voices to strengthen federal policy and funding.”

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Gulf Oystermen Harvest Support from D.C. Legislators and Organizations


Gulf Oystermen Harvest Support from D.C. Legislators and Organizations

It is a twenty-year tradition at Washington’s Bistro Bis, the restaurant for Capitol Hill’s Hotel George; oystermen from Florida to Texas commandeering the center booth as their local headquarters for their annual meeting with D.C. legislators.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Walks Capitol Hill Corridors For Gulf Fisheries


Gulf Seafood Institute Walks Capitol Hill Corridors For Gulf Fisheries

Trading white boots for wing tips, members of the Gulf Seafood Institute walked the halls of Capitol Hill knocking on legislative doors spreading the message of the importance of conserving the Gulf of Mexico, and the seafood millions of American depend upon on a daily basis.

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Walton Family Foundation and Darden Restaurants Announce New Fishery Improvement Partnership Fund at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting


Walton Family Foundation and Darden Restaurants Announce New Fishery Improvement Partnership Fund at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting

A new Fishery Improvement Partnership Fund that will help address overfishing and advance Fishery Improvement Projects worldwide. The Walton Family Foundation, in collaboration with Darden Restaurants, plans to create the new fund as an investment model. The fund, announced at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting is being developed as an official Commitment to Action.

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