fishing http://wwno.org en Fishermen And Retailers Go High-Tech For Authentic Gulf Seafood http://wwno.org/post/fishermen-and-retailers-go-high-tech-authentic-gulf-seafood <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/02/21/172589997/one-in-three-fish-sold-at-restaurants-and-grocery-stores-is-mislabeled">Some studies</a> have found a one in three chance that the fish on our restaurant plates or in the seafood case at the supermarket is mislabeled. A cheaper fish like tilapia may be sold as red snapper, for example.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:59:28 +0000 Janaya Williams 64731 at http://wwno.org Where Y'Eat: Throw It Back, Or Throw A Dinner Party? Exploring 'Trash Fish' http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-throw-it-back-or-throw-dinner-party-exploring-trash-fish <p><em>Food writer Ian McNulty sits down for a meal of under-utilized seafood meant to showcase what diners might be missing in the bounty of the Gulf.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The prospect of an exotic dining experience may conjure the unfamiliar food traditions of far-off lands or ingredients too luxurious for everyday meals. But recently I sat down for an intriguingly original dinner built around seafood that is not only found close to home but is also routinely discarded as soon as it’s caught — or else chopped up as bait to catch other fish.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 64195 at http://wwno.org Louisiana's Non-Compliance Shortens Alabama's Snapper Season http://wwno.org/post/louisianas-non-compliance-shortens-alabamas-snapper-season <p>A leader in Alabama's charter fishing business says new federal limits on red snapper will hurt the state's industry.</p><p>The federal government has reduced this year's recreational snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico from 11 days to just nine days, starting June 1.</p><p>An arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration decided the change was needed because Louisiana opened its state waters year-round in April.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 20:59:07 +0000 Associated Press 60798 at http://wwno.org Managing Menhaden: A New Plan For 'The Most Important Fish In The Sea' http://wwno.org/post/managing-menhaden-new-plan-most-important-fish-sea <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">They’re called bunker up north, and Pogies here in the South, and are sometimes referred to as “The Most Important Fish In the Sea”. These are the Menhaden.</em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Since it’s not a fish you eat, you’ve probably never heard of it. But the annual Menhaden Advisory Committee meeting was a big deal this year due to a new Menhaden management plan.</em></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:50:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 57274 at http://wwno.org Gulf Fisheries Listed Among Nation's Dirtiest http://wwno.org/post/gulf-fisheries-listed-among-nations-dirtiest <p>Shrimp and long-line fisheries operating out of the Gulf are among the nation's nine “dirtiest fisheries”, according to a report released today by the ocean conservation group <a href="http://oceana.org/en" target="_blank">Oceana</a>.</p><p>Oceana's “Wasted Catch” report lists fisheries with the largest amount of bycatch, which is fish and wildlife unintentionally caught when attempting to catch other species.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:03:39 +0000 Janaya Williams 56629 at http://wwno.org Why Finding Oil in Fish Organs Isn't as Bad as it Looks http://wwno.org/post/why-finding-oil-fish-organs-isnt-bad-it-looks Environmental remediation scientists at <a href="http://uiswcmsweb.prod.lsu.edu/sce/sce/">LSU’s School of the Coast and Environment </a>have found remnants of crude oil in the hearts of pogy that live off Grand Isle.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/10/36163_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://menhaden.gsmfc.org/">Pogy</a>, a </span>baitfish<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> more officially called menhaden, make up the second largest commercial catch in the United States. They’re not only resold as </span>baitfish<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but they’re also processed into fish oil and fish meal, making their way into vitamins, cosmetics and livestock feeds.</span><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:32:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 39654 at http://wwno.org Red Snapper Fisheries In Limbo http://wwno.org/post/red-snapper-fisheries-limbo <span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to federal regulations, Louisiana’s nine-day recreational red snapper fishing season legally starts next weekend. But some fishermen have been landing snapper since the state season started in March — at the risk of also landing a ticket from federal authorities.</span><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/88004420_fb10dd87b2_z.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/05/052413_Red_Snapper_Fisheries_in_Limbo_Capitol_Access.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.15;">The discrepancy between state and federal red snapper authorities is the subject of a bill sponsored by Sen. Bret </span>Allain<span style="line-height: 1.15;">. </span>Allain<span style="line-height: 1.15;"> wants to put an all-out ban on red snapper, reasoning that if the fisheries are in such dire straits, maybe they shouldn’t be fished at all.</span><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 10:32:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 36030 at http://wwno.org Commercial King Mackerel Season to Open July 1 http://wwno.org/post/commercial-king-mackerel-season-open-july-1 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The commercial king mackerel season will open July 1 in Louisiana waters and will close when the 1.18 million-pound quota is met.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the season dates Thursday.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:45:44 +0000 The Associated Press 26307 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Tourism Officials Plan Fishing Website http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-tourism-officials-plan-fishing-website <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana anglers and those planning a fishing trip to the state will be able to get information, licenses and a spot to chat online with other fishermen at what state tourism officials call a fishing microsite opening early in January.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 19:38:15 +0000 The Associated Press 26100 at http://wwno.org La. Announces End of Shrimp Season in Some Areas http://wwno.org/post/la-announces-end-shrimp-season-some-areas <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana's fall shrimp season is closing in most state inside waters.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham said last week that the season would close for most inside waters at sunset Tuesday to let white shrimp grow larger and more valuable.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:10:27 +0000 The Associated Press 25289 at http://wwno.org