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Certified Seafood: Going deep with Audubon G.U.L.F.


Certified Seafood: Going deep with Audubon G.U.L.F.

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 […]

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Galveston Bay Oystermen Prepare for Lease Increases; Persistent Fiscal Shortfalls Cited as Cause


Galveston Bay Oystermen Prepare for Lease Increases; Persistent Fiscal Shortfalls Cited as Cause

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, […]

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Southern Cross Sea Farms, Shining Star of Gulf Farm-Raised Clams


Southern Cross Sea Farms, Shining Star of Gulf Farm-Raised Clams

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.

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Constructing An Off-Bottom Oyster Business on Grand Isle


Constructing An Off-Bottom Oyster Business on Grand Isle

Marcos Guerrero and his family are now investing in sustainable seafood coming the Gulf of Mexico oysters cage grown in the waters off Grand Isle, Louisiana.

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Tasty Oyster Dressing Complements Holiday Meals


Tasty Oyster Dressing Complements Holiday Meals

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’!

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First Major Gulf Oyster Hatchery Revs Up Production on Grand Isle


First Major Gulf Oyster Hatchery Revs Up Production on Grand Isle

The recently opened Mike Voisin Oyster Hatchery may not face the same exposure to the elements as the old, but instead face new challenges both manmade and natural.

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Off-Bottom Caged Oysters Rise to Top In Louisiana


Off-Bottom Caged Oysters Rise to Top In Louisiana

The Aristocrat, Caminada Bay, Beauregard and Champagne Bay oysters are changing the playing field for a Gulf oyster industry in decline since Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon spill. These Louisiana oysters join others in Alabama as the first commercial success stories for farm raised oysters grown in off-bottom cages; breathing new life into the industry.

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Texas Attorney General Files Oyster Lawsuit Against Chambers Liberty County Navigation District and STORM


Texas Attorney General Files Oyster Lawsuit Against Chambers Liberty County Navigation District and STORM

Storm clouds circling Galveston Bay have collided releasing what promises to be a hurricane of paperwork, legal wrangling and an inevitable end to the “Battle for the Bay” that has for more than a year compromised oyster production, damaged businesses and hurt the American oyster consumer.

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New Gulf Oyster Hatchery Opens in Bayou State


New Gulf Oyster Hatchery Opens in Bayou State

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.

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38° North Oysters, The Perfect Degree of Oyster Production


38° North Oysters, The Perfect Degree of Oyster Production

JD Blackwell, the COO (chief oyster officer) of 38° North Oysters, has turned his western Maryland shore company into an entrepreneurial, sales and development savvy operation that has created the ideal growth environment for the ideal food — oysters.

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Storm Brews in Galveston Bay Over Oyster Lease


Storm Brews in Galveston Bay Over Oyster Lease

There is a storm churning the waters of Galveston Bay that could affect the supply of Gulf oysters throughout the five Gulf States, as well as well national and international markets.

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Gulf Groups Gather to Support Oyster Mega-Hatcheries Concept


Gulf Groups Gather to Support Oyster Mega-Hatcheries Concept

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.

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Oyster Harvesting in Florida’s Apalachicola Bay May Shut Down


Oyster Harvesting in Florida’s Apalachicola Bay May Shut Down

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.

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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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High Prices, Low Production; Gulf Oysters at Zero Population


High Prices, Low Production; Gulf Oysters at Zero Population

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.

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