In the News

Fishing Groups Have "Day of Action" to Help Fishermen Access COVID-19 Aid

A national group of independent fishermen set aside the day to make sure they and their colleagues had access to the programs designed to keep small businesses afloat during the pandemic. 

April 24, 2020

Fishing Communities Coalition Calls for Fishermen's "Day of Action"

Community fishermen must act today to secure access to critical CARES Act funds

April 24, 2020

As Coronavirus Disrupts Seafood Supply Chains, Struggling Fishermen Seek Other Markets

With restaurants and international markets disappearing, it's sink or swim for the nation's fishermen

April 14, 2020

Jeff Boggs with Teche Matters Interviews Deputy Director, Eric Brazer

Teche matters covers how COVID-19 is impacting the commercial seafood industry in the Gulf of Mexico with Eric Brazer, Deputy Director of the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders' Alliance. 

April 10, 2020

Fishing Fleets Say NOAA Observers are Too Risky Among Pandemic

The pandemic and the loss of revenue from lackluster tourism dealt a one-two blow to the Gulf region. 

April 10, 2020

Louisiana Fishers Could Find Relief in Coronavirus Stimulus Package

With restaurants closed, commercial fishers like Sean Heverin, from Leesville, are struggling to sell their catch. 

April 9, 2020

Highlighting Women In Electronic Technologies

All of Lisa’s vessels are installed with cameras for electronic monitoring (EM), which pioneered the EM Research Program through the Center for Fisheries Electronic Monitoring at Mote Marine Laboratory.  

March 25, 2020

Virus Outbreak Hits Local Shrimp Industry Hard

During Lent, sales of shrimp can double or even triple, but the closure of restaurants has frozen sales - literally. 

Marh 28, 2020

Interview of the Week, Eric Brazer of the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance

November 22, 2019

Executive Director of the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance Welcomes the Gulf Council

We applaud the Gulf Council’s continued work to conserve fish species in the Gulf and ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to enjoy eating the amazing seafood we have to offer. 

October 29, 2019

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Young Fishermen Development Act

The Young Fishermen’s Development Act is about opportunity and jobs, food security, and a way of life rooted in tradition. 

July 24, 2019

From boat to New Orleans table -- and fast: How fishermen, chefs chart a new seafood path

 The vast majority of seafood is consumed in restaurants. So why not be involved in the conversation? 

July 3, 2019

Bill will educate new generation of fishers

 The current average age of commercial fishermen is 58, and what's happening in our industry is similar to what is going on in other blue-collar professions. 

June 27, 2019

Celebrating National Ocean Month

 National Ocean Month is a chance for commercial fishermen, ocean explorers, seafood suppliers (and seafood lovers), our Congressional leaders and other stakeholders to come together and celebrate all that our nation’s waters have to offer. 

June 19, 2019

Gulf Organizations Join in Call for Gulf-Wide Seafood Specific Disaster Relief


We know how important good water quality is for a viable red grouper fishery in the Eastern Gulf…We need to come together to keep strong and healthy fisheries across the Gulf of Mexico. 

May 30. 2019

Louisiana's Reckoning Tide

Restaurants are the conduit between this nation and the ocean. The vast majority of seafood consumed in America is eaten in restaurants…that creates responsibility, and also power. 

May 1, 2019

Commercial Fishermen Stand to Lose Billions from Government Shut Down

Commercial fishermen, charter fishermen, and private recreational anglers have spent years working to reach common ground, and now this shutdown could delay the sustainable solution that private anglers have been looking for.

January 15, 2019

Sustainable Fisheries Management in the Legislative Crosshairs

Magnuson’s fate is tied to resolving the Gulf of Mexico’s red snapper conflict, the epicenter for many controversial fishery-related issues. 

January 9, 2019