Tag: Gulf of Mexico
Senators from Gulf Coast states have sent a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office requesting a review of how the Department of Commerce conducts stock assessments in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. The stock assessments conducted by the National Marine Fisheries Service are critical in maintaining the vitality of the fisheries, the fishing communities, and related industries in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Ocean.
The possibility of Gulf of Mexico aquaculture moved another step closer to reality this month. But the small step forward – mainly adding a few rules for the proposed fish farming – caused fishers and environmentalists to once again speak out against an idea they fear will unfairly compete against local fishers and pollute local waters.
Study released on how oil spill affected seafood consumption and collecting information about how much seafood people eat in coastal Louisiana.
The Gulf of Mexico produces 70 percent of the nation’s oysters and 69 percent of its domestic shrimp. Until recently, however, the states along the Gulf Coast did not work together to market seafood under one, unified brand.
BP has allocated $28 million toward restoring Louisiana wetlands affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
White House chef Cris Comerford is coming to New Orleans and the Gulf coast this Sunday and Monday to learn more about the extensive work being done by federal, state and local governments to ensure that Gulf seafood remains safe and of the highest quality.