Labels. They remind us to sort 100% cotton shirts from polyester blends, and warn about excessive calories in our snacks. So what sort of information can labels provide consumers who want to navigate the world of sustainable seafood? “The devil is in the details,” said Jim Gossen, founder of Louisiana Seafoods, a respected seafood buyer […]
GALVESTON, TEXAS — Jure Slabic learned this business like most who’ve survived it, he was initiated on the water by experienced family-based oystermen a generation or two older. He’s been doing this since he was nine. “My father’s great, great grandfather was the first in our family,” said Slabic, of Gulf Coast Oysters in Dickinson, […]
Traveling the two-lane highway leading onto Cedar Key, Southern Cross Sea Farms stands as a shining star for lovers of great seafood. Their alter piled high with some of the best tasting clams raised and harvested in the Gulf of Mexico.
Festive occasions. Loved ones gathered together. Familiar holiday tunes. And a delectable aroma coming from the kitchen. Must be Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season. And if a mouthwatering oyster dressing rounds out that holiday meal, well shucks, that’s some good holiday eatin’!
As John Supan, the director of Louisiana’s Sea Grant Oyster Research Laboratory and oyster specialist for the LSU Agricultural Center, prepares for the first season of production at the state’s new $3 million oyster hatchery, he has turned his focus on water quality issues that plagued the old Grand Isle site the past four years.
The Gulf Oyster Hatchery Initiative has proposed the use of hatchery produced oyster seed to restore Gulf of Mexico oyster reefs, as well as create new habitat resulting in a clean Gulf.
Oyster harvesting in Florida’s Apalachicola Bay may shut down entirely for an extended period of time resulting in an even further scarcity of Gulf oysters in the marketplace if new restrictions are put in place by a Florida state agency.
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.
From Texas to Florida, the number of oysters harvested in the Gulf is at one of the lowest on record. Three years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, oyster industry experts have no answers on the cause of the steep decline; especially on public grounds relied upon by commercial fishermen.