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Fisheries Related Commissions and Organizations
  • State and Local
    • 1. Bay County Charter Boat Owners Association (BCCBOA)
    • 2. East Coast Fisheries Section of SFA (ECFA)
    • 3. Florida Department Agriculture Consumer Services (DACS)
    • 4. Florida Department Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR)
    • 5. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
    • 6. Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC)
    • 7. Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association (FKCFA)
    • 8. Garden State Seafood Association (GSSA)
    • 9. Louisiana Seafood Association (LSA)
    • 10. North Carolina Fisheries Association (NCFA)
    • 11. Organized Fishermen of Florida (OFF)
    • 12. Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA)
    • 13. South Carolina Fisheries Association SCFA)
    • 14. Southern Offshore Fishermen’s Association (SOFA)
    • 15. Texas Shrimp Association (TSA)
  • Regional
    • 1. Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation (GSAFF)
    • 2. Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council (GOMFMC)
    • 3. Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC)
    • 4. South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (SAFMC)
    • 5. Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA)
  • National
    • 1. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    • 2. NOAA Fisheries Service (formerly NMFS)
    • 3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Videos
Rubio Discusses US Fisheries Management


2013 Restaurateur of the Year


Fish, Mercury, and Nutrition: The Net Effect


Part 1: The State of World Fisheries - Ray Hilborn


Part 2: The State of World Fisheries - Ray Hilborn


Part 3: The State of World Fisheries - Ray Hilborn
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AT TAMPA BAY FARM-TO-TABLE RESTAURANTS, YOU'RE BEING FED FICTION
THE RESTAURANT’S CHALKBOARD makes claims as you enter from the valet parking lot. At the hostess stand, a cheery board reads, “Welcome to local, farm-fresh Boca.”
Brown butcher paper tops tables and lettuces grow along a wooden wall. In a small market case, I see canned goods from here and produce from somewhere. Check the small print: blackberries from Mexico and blueberries from California.

RUBIO CASSIDY INTRODUCE BILL TO PRESERVE ACCESS TO BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK AND OTHER PUBLIC WATERS
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) today introduced the Preserving Public Access To Public Waters Act (S. 2807) in the Senate. The legislation is a modified version of H.R. 3310, sponsored by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-27), and prevents the federal government from restricting public access to marine waters, including Biscayne National Park, without state consent.
KARENIA BREVIS BLOOMS ON THE WEST FLORIDA SHELF
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) of the dinoflagellate Karenia brevis occur regularly along Florida's west coast. K. brevis blooms generally appear along the coast between the Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor estuaries in the fall, and may continue throughout the year, or even reappear after subsiding.

USDA RELEASES FINAL RULE ESTABLISHING INSPECTION PROGRAM FOR SILURIFORMES FISH, INCLUDING CATFISH
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released a final rule establishing an inspection program for fish under the order Siluriformes, including catfish. The final rule, which applies to both domestically-raised and imported Siluriformes fish, was developed in order to implement provisions required by the 2014 Farm Bill...
EAT MORE SEAFOOD -- IT'S GOOD FOR YOU AND THE FAMILY
Over the past century, deficiencies of essential nutrients have dramatically decreased, many infectious diseases have been conquered, and the majority of the U.S. population can now anticipate a long and productive life. At the same time, rates of chronic diseases—many of which are related to poor quality diet and physical inactivity—have increased. About half of all American adults have one or more preventable, diet-related chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and overweight and obesity.
WHO REALLY GETS THE FISH IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC
This is a side-by-side comparison of the type of fish per pound that recreational anglers and the commercial industry catch.
SOUTHEASTERN FISHERIES ASSOCIATION INC.
Southeastern Fisheries Association (SFA) was founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 1952. The umbrella organization represents all segments of the United States seafood industry on local, state, regional and national issues. Members include harvesters, dealers, processors and distributors...
STATES RIGHTS RED SNAPPER PLAN IS ANTI-CONSERVATION AND ANTI-CONSERVATIVE
Representative Garret Graves’s H.R. 3094, the Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act, is an egregious piece of legislation that flies in the faces of sound leadership and the Republican tenets of what is good for the individual is for the good of the nation....
SPOTLIGHT ON TEXAS SEA GRANT SPECIALIST GARY GRAHAM
Gary Graham, Texas Sea Grant’s Marine Fisheries Specialist, has worked with the shrimp fishery for 45 years. Much of his current work focuses on efforts to reduce bycatch...
MARINE POPULATIONS UNCHANGED FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS
Figures released by the WWF show that marine populations have remained almost unchanged for almost 30 years. Despite years of bad news stories about the impending ‘death’ of the world’s oceans, the figures produced by the Zoological Society of London on behalf of the WWF...
HOW THE GULF CONSERVATION ASSOCIATIONS' WEALTHY BACKERS HAVE STEERED REC FISHING INTERESTS
“The CCA has nothing to do with conservation unless you consider sport fishermen having all of a certain species allocated to themselves as conservation.” Those are the words of author Robert Fritchey, who wrote Wetland Riders, the definitive book on the history of the Coastal Conservation Association.
The CCA traces its roots to Texas in 1977 and was originally founded by mostly wealthy anglers in Houston."

CHOOSING SUSTAINABLE
Sustainable seafood is a hot topic these days. “Sustainability” is based on a simple principle—meeting today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. In terms of seafood, this means catching or farming seafood responsibly, with consideration for the long-term health of the environment and the livelihoods of the people that depend upon the environment...
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