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  • More work, less fish: Amount of fish caught for effort expended has declined since 1950

    More work, less fish: Amount of fish caught for effort expended has declined since 1950 By Aaron Orlowski July 3, 2019 Share Global fishing fleets have exploded in size and power since the 1950s, even as it takes more and more effort to catch fewer fish, according to recent research.  And while reducing fishing effort […]

  • Governor John Bel Edwards Signs Seafood Bill

    By Josh Roberson | June 19, 2019 at 6:55 AM CDT – Updated June 19 at 12:06 PM NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – Governor Edwards will sign the seafood labeling bill into law today after it passed unanimously in the legislative session. After it’s signed, the law will require that any permanent establishment labels the […]

  • High water, spillway openings take toll on Louisiana harvests

    High water, spillway openings take toll on Louisiana harvests By National Fisherman June 18, 2019 Share High-water events and the unprecedented two spring 2019 openings of the Bonnet Carré Spillway have sharply depressed Louisiana’s landings of oysters, shrimp, crab and finfish, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported this week. Flood levels across the […]

  • Gulf yellowfin tuna harvest bouncing back from 2018 slump

    Gulf yellowfin tuna harvest bouncing back from 2018 slump By Sue Cocking May 9, 2019 The largest producer of Gulf of Mexico yellowfin tuna said he’s seeing some positive signs heading into the peak spring and summer harvest season that production could be up from last year’s dismal numbers. But he expects competition from foreign […]

  • Bill requiring restaurants to label imported shrimp and crawfish passes Louisiana House

    Bill requiring restaurants to label imported shrimp and crawfish passes Louisiana House By Steve Bittenbender May 9, 2019 Share The Louisiana state House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill earlier this week that would require restaurants in the state that serve crawfish and shrimp to notify customers of the product’s country of origin. After the […]

  • Exploitation and Lawlessness

      Click on video link below Exploitation and Lawlessness: The Dark Side of Taiwan’s Fishing Fleet

  • China Wants Fish, So Africa Goes Hungry

    China Wants Fish, So Africa Goes Hungry By The Editorial Board    May 3, 2017   Of all the stresses that humans have inflicted on the world’s oceans, including pollution and global warming, industrial fishing ranks high. For years, trawlers capable of scouring the ocean floor, and factory ships trailing driftnets and longlines baited with thousands […]

  • Pastry chefs’ secret: Fish tubs

    Fish tubs from wholesalers: flat, easy to stack and ideal for storing and transferring cookies and other kinds of pastry. (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)  By Bonnie S. BenwickDecember 2, 2014Email the author The creativity of the pastry chefs I know is something I’ll never be able to match, but now I stash and carry my […]

  • US hits back at China with more tariffs; most seafood hit with 10 percent duty

    The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump announced tariffs on USD 200 billion (EUR 170 billion) of Chinese goods on Wednesday, 11 July – the latest escalation in the ongoing trade war between the two countries. The move will add 10 percent tariffs to a wide assortment of Chinese goods, with seafood featuring prominently. The […]

  • Louisiana blue crab fishery achieves sustainability certification

    Louisiana blue crab fishery achieves certification first By Madelyn Kearns December 16, 2016 SHARE       The Louisiana blue *crab fishery has become the first to successfully complete the auditing process for Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Fisheries’ (G.U.L.F.) Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification, which gauges and encourages responsible practices for the sustainable harvest of Gulf of Mexico […]