Tag: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Timely and Accurate Data Top Gulf Electronic Data Collection Efforts


Timely and Accurate Data Top Gulf Electronic Data Collection Efforts

Fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico, be they commercial, charter-for-hire or recreational, all agree on one fact: the growing need for more timely and accurate data for fishery management and science. Recognizing the need for more timely data collection, the NOAA has developed an implementation plan to expand the use of both electronic monitoring and electronic reporting.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Prepares for Annual Capitol Hill Walk


Gulf Seafood Institute Prepares for Annual Capitol Hill Walk

As the pages of the calendar turn to a new year, members of the Gulf Seafood Institute will dust off overcoats and galoshes for their annual “Walk on the Hill” during January’s Washington Mardi Gras week. The purpose of the annual pilgrimage is to educate legislators on the state of Gulf fishing and seafood.

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Rep. Jolly Teams with GSI’s Hogarth on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation


Rep. Jolly Teams with GSI’s Hogarth on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation

Recently introduced legislation by Congressman David Jolly of Florida will hopefully lead to a more accurate count of red snapper and other reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico.

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House Committee Holds Hearing on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation


House Committee Holds Hearing on Gulf Red Snapper Legislation

The House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans met to a packed room filled with Gulf commercial and charter-for-hire fishermen to hear public testimony on H.R. 3094, the “Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act” which gives Gulf States control of the red snapper fishery.

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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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State Gulf Red Snapper Management Defeated in House Committee


State Gulf Red Snapper Management Defeated in House Committee

The first effort to have the five individual Gulf States take over management of Gulf red snapper was defeated by a vote of 22-16 when Amendment H.R. 1335, sponsored by Louisiana Representative Garrett Graves, came to a committee vote.

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Senator Shelby Continues Fight For Gulf Fishermen on Red Snapper Issues


Senator Shelby Continues Fight For Gulf Fishermen on Red Snapper Issues

As the Department of Commerce continues to move forward with activities funded through the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2015, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby has written Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker expressing strong concerns with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) management of the red snapper fishery.

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Gulf State Managers Propose Controversial Plan for State Management of Red Snapper Fishery


Gulf State Managers Propose Controversial Plan for State Management of Red Snapper Fishery

Marine Resource Agency Directors from all five Gulf States recently held a closed meeting in New Orleans to craft a management framework removing the red snapper fishery from the control of the federal government and placing the fishery directly under state control.

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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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Roy Crabtree Has More On His Plate Than Red Snapper


Roy Crabtree Has More On His Plate Than Red Snapper

Roy Crabtree, Ph.D., has a lot on his plate beside Gulf Red Snapper. As the regional administrator of NOAA Fisheries Service’s Southeast Regional Office overseeing Gulf fisheries, the fish popular to both recreational and commercial fishermen has drawn the majority of his attention for more than two years.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Julie Packard has Saltwater in Her Blood


Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Julie Packard has Saltwater in Her Blood

Julie Packard may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but saltwater is in her blood. As the executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium she has become an acknowledged leader among aquariums worldwide and for redefining the aquarium’s role as a force for conservation.

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Louisiana Shrimp Emerge Slowly From Long Cold Winter


Louisiana Shrimp Emerge Slowly From Long Cold Winter

Louisiana shrimp has been the deep freeze long before reaching the shrimp boat freezers. Because of an unusually cold winter, the states brown shrimp season began late, leaving shrimpers with less time on the water this year.

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Apalachicola Bay Oyster Communities Receive Disaster Assistance Funds


Apalachicola Bay Oyster Communities Receive Disaster Assistance Funds

Four funds aimed at helping Apalachicola Bay communities that produce 85% of Florida oysters recover from the collapse of the oyster harvesting industry have been announced.

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Federal Ruling on Allocation Favors Gulf Commercial Red Snapper Fishermen


Federal Ruling on Allocation Favors Gulf Commercial Red Snapper Fishermen

A federal ruling has been handed down that the U.S. government violated the law by failing to properly manage the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper fishery.

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Misinformation Spreads in War of Words Over Gulf Red Snapper Allocation


Misinformation Spreads in War of Words Over Gulf Red Snapper Allocation

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.

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