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Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth Stirs Controversy Within Gulf Seafood Industry

Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth Stirs Controversy Within Gulf Seafood Industry

A recent executive order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth potentially broadens markets for the Gulf seafood industry, as well as stirred controversy within the its seafood community.

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Florida’s Aaron Welch, III Joins Gulf Seafood Foundation Board

Florida’s Aaron Welch, III Joins Gulf Seafood Foundation Board

Aaron Welch, III, owner and operator of Two Docks Shellfish in Bradenton, FL, has agreed to join the Board of Directors of the Gulf Seafood Foundation.   Welch joins Ed Chiles as the board’s second representative from the Sunshine State.

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Gulf Oyster Community Stands Ready to Assist As Restaurants Re-Open

Gulf Oyster Community Stands Ready to Assist As Restaurants Re-Open

Can you imagine no oyster bars crowded with patrons eyeing shuckers opening one perfect Gulf oyster after another?  No music crowds pressed shoulder to shoulder in Austin venues.  No crowded Bourbon Street restaurants overflowing with locals and tourists.  There is a new norm coming to the Gulf and the country, and life will be different.

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Mississippi’s Ryan Bradley Joins Gulf Seafood Foundation’s Board

Mississippi’s Ryan Bradley Joins Gulf Seafood Foundation’s Board

Ryan Bradley, a fifth-generation fisherman who serves as executive director of Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United and owner of Sea Alis Seafood Company, has joined the Board of Directors of the Gulf Seafood Foundation.

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Louisiana Oyster Task Force Reaches Out to Newsroom Ink to Tell Their Story

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Reaches Out to Newsroom Ink to Tell Their Story

The Louisiana Oyster Task Force, through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, has enlisted Ed Lallo and Newsroom Ink to assist in their ongoing effort to tell the story of the of the Louisiana Gulf oyster, the people dedicated to ensuring its sustainability, as well as its importance to the State’s economy, culture and culinary cuisine.

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Oyster South Symposium Brings Oystermen From Two Coasts Together

Oyster South Symposium Brings Oystermen From Two Coasts Together

Braving freezing temperatures and cold northern winds whipping the Carolina coast, more than 250 members of the oyster aquaculture industry recently gathered for the fourth Oyster South Industry Symposium held in Wilmington to discuss industry issues and research.

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Oystermen Are Original Environmentalists Use to Navigating Crisis After Crisis

Oystermen Are Original Environmentalists Use to Navigating Crisis After Crisis

Hurricanes, droughts, flooding and oil spills, the Louisiana Oyster Task Force had thought they had seen it all.  The norvell coronavirus that is sweeping through the state, the nation and the world is just one more obstacle to overcome and according to Task Force chairman Mitch Jurisich there is little doubt they will. Jurisich discusses the importance of Gulf oysters to the environment, culture and heritage of Louisiana.

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Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit Forgoes Coronavirus For a Day

Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit Forgoes Coronavirus For a Day

Louisiana Gulf fishermen have overcome natural and manmade setback after setback after setback. The recent Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit at the Ponchartrain Center in Kenner, presented by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU AgCenter, was subject to to one such unforeseen setback, Covid-19, also known as the coronavirus.

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Timely Topics, Technology and Techniques Featured at 2020 Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit

Timely Topics, Technology and Techniques Featured at 2020 Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit

For Louisiana oysterman Tony Tesvich the last few years have been all about water, water, and more water.  Too much, too little, poor quality, high salinity, low salinity, nitrogen, phosphates and hypoxia; over the past two years his oysters have been flooded with a host of water issues and that is why he will be attending the 2020 Fisheries Forward Summit.

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Tough Issues and Best Practices Addressed at Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit 2020

Tough Issues and Best Practices Addressed at Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit 2020

Striving to survive years of low prices and a safety scare following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Louisiana fishing industry suffered an estimated $258 million loss this past year due to the historic flooding according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.  Commercial fishermen, dock owners and processors and others will have the opportunity to learn about important issues facing this industry at the upcoming Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit.

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Young Florida Clammer Overcomes Numerous Business Minefields

Young Florida Clammer Overcomes Numerous Business Minefields

A young clam farmer who “dabbles in oysters” is finding Florida aquaculture a challenging field with a host of potential minefields, especially Red Tide. For the past six years Carter Davis has farmed 16-acres in the waters off of Pine Island in Tampa Bay.  Just when he thought he was getting the hang of it, Red Tide almost put his operation out of business.

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Brian Lacey, the Next Generation of Gulf Fishermen

Brian Lacey, the Next Generation of Gulf Fishermen

Growing up in Sarasota near the historic fishing village of Cortez, Brian Lacey wasn’t born into a fishing family; it is just some he always wanted to do.  He is one of the few, the proud and the brave. No, not a Marine; the next generation of Gulf fishermen.

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