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.

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

The Summit being held at Kenner’s Pontchartrain Center on March 11th will feature a presentation by Brian Lezina, Division Chief of Planning and Research at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CRPA).

Gulf Fishermen and Kerian Machines Develop Groundbreaking Head-on Grader for Shrimp Boats

February 18, 2020 Ed Lallo, Gulf Seafood News

Sitting on the frozen plains of North Dakota 50-miles from the Canadian boarder, a family-owned business has been enlisted by Gulf fishermen to develop a new method to grade by size head-on shrimp while still on the boat. The new shrimp grader will allow fishermen to better compete with imports, putting the quality consumers demand ahead of price.

Coastal Acadiana Seafood Supply Chain Study Reveals Obstacles and Opportunities

September 9, 2019 Ed Lallo, Gulf Seafood News

The study, funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development Grant, confirmed what the seafood industry in those parishes, as well as all along the entire Gulf coast, have speculated for years; without a unified voice and aligned economic development at all government levels, Gulf seafood is in trouble, big trouble.

Gulf Seafood Seeks New Approach to Compete With Imports

The billion dollar question haunting the Gulf seafood industry, as well as fisheries across the U.S, is how domestic seafood can compete with imports when fish in the freezers or on the counters of almost every grocery store, and in the kitchen of almost every restaurant, comes from another country? Countries that often fail to impose any semblance of quality control or inspections.