Tag Archives: Gulf Seafood Institute

Is the United States ready for offshore aquaculture?

Harlon Pearce walks muck-booted past processors gutting wild drum and red snapper to showcase a half-full new 5,000-square-foot (500-square-meter) freezer he hopes will someday house a fresh boom of marine fish. Harlon’s LA Fish sits just across the railroad tracks from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, perfectly positioned to ship fish out of Louisiana. As president of the New Orleans–based Gulf Seafood Institute, seafood supplier Pearce is a big fish himself in these parts, connected to fishermen, federal agencies, restaurateurs and even the oil industry. He knows better than anyone that wild fisheries alone can’t supply U.S. consumers’ growing demand for fish. Which is why he’s doing his best to bring everyone to the table to achieve one goal: farming the Gulf of Mexico. click here to read the story 16:31

Fishing Rights Alliance has requested that the Secretary of Commerce remove three members from the Gulf Council

GMFMC SidebarIn a letter today, The Fishing Rights Alliance has requested that the Secretary of Commerce remove three members from the Gulf Council for their failure to disclose Board of Director positions with a commercial advocacy and lobbying organization, in clear violation of the MSA. Gulf Council members Corky Perrett (Miss), Harlon Pearce (La) and  are on the Board of Directors of The Gulf Seafood Institute, whose lobbying efforts are made clear on their website. 20:26

National Marine Fisheries Service violated law – Federal Ruling on Allocation Favors Gulf Commercial Red Snapper Fishermen

GSI-LogoFederal 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. Read more here  16:16

Gulf Seafood Institute names former Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board Exec Director Ewell Smith Interim Executive Director

GSI-Logo“I am excited to once again be involved with Gulf fisheries as the Interim Executive Director of the Gulf Seafood Institute, and to help them grow their mission,” said Smith, who led Louisiana’s state seafood board for more than 12-years. “I am humbled to have this opportunity, given the depth and level of leadership experience of the board comprised of fishery leaders from each of the five Gulf States.” Read [email protected]  15:56

Gulf Seafood Institute Testifies Before Two Influential Government Organizations Governing Gulf Waters

The Gulf Seafood Institute (GSI), a four-month old non-profit organization comprised of Gulf seafood leaders from all five Gulf States, had a busy week of testifying before two influential governmental organizations responsible for governing the Gulf of Mexico, and the sustainable seafood it provides. Read [email protected]  17:41

The Gulf Seafood Institute Position Paper Details it’s Platform for MSA Reauthorization

The Gulf Seafood Institute (GSI) has authorized a position paper detailing the organizations platform on the upcoming reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). The position paper has been presented to the House Resources and Senate Commerce Committees during recent meetings on Capitol Hill. [email protected] 13:05

Gulf Seafood Institute Responds To Seafood Safety Concerns During Government Shutdown

As the government shutdown continues, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors responsible for the safety of the consumer’s food, including seafood, have been furloughed. “It makes me nervous about not having those inspections, in having two small kids and knowing what we’re giving to them is safe,” Jennifer Baur, a New Orlean’s mother told Louisiana’s WWL-TV in a recent interview. “It makes me think twice about buying something,” New Orleans’s Suzy Calamari also told the station. [email protected] 17:44