NOAA Fisheries Announce the extension of the Gulf of Mexico Commerical Shrimp permit Moratorium - Effective 8/22/16, the existing moratorium will extend an additional 10 years.     

US COAST guard issued a new strategy for alternate safety compliance for older commercial fishing vessels             see Marine Safety information bulletin #16-13

USCG Marine Safety Alert 07-16 for unicellular foam life jackets  Be sure to check your PFD's - the unicellular foam buoyant material inside the nylon outer shell can degrade over time, break apart, crumble or even turn to dust! 

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According to NOAA's report, Fisheries Economics of the United States, 2011, The Seafood Industry-harvesters, seafood processors and dealers, seafood wholesalers and retailers-generated $129 billion in sales impacts, $37 billion in income impacts and supported 1.2 million jobs in 2011. 

Recreational fishing generated 470 billion in sales impacts, $20 billion in income impacts, and supported 455,00 jobs in 2011.

Key to the report are the economic effects-jobs, sales, income, and value added to Gross National Product--of the industry. "economic impact"  measures how sales in each sector ripple throughout the state and national economy as each dollar spent generates additional sales by other firms and consumers.

OSAA's Mission - "to promote greater efficiency in meeting the marketing, infrastructure and policy/regulatory needs of the Alabama Seafood Industry"

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on behalf of the organized seafood association of Alabama, (OSAA) Welcome to the official "eat Alabama wild seafood" website. we hope your visit to our site provides you with a better understanding of alabama seafood and the commercial seafood industry.  from the fishermen who catch the seafood, to the markets who sell, to that family favorite seafood dish on your table; we are committed to fresh gulf seafood and time honored traditions.  for us seafood is a way of life and has been for generations. eating Alabama Wild caught seafood is a healthy choice for your family and the economy.

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proposed  Changes to red Grouper Allowable Harvest in the gulf of mexico. NOAA Fisheries must receive commits no later than August 25, 2016. Click here for information


" In Alabama we have the most plentiful, best tasting seafood..., and we need to make sure the rest of the world knows that we do."  Governor Robert Bentley (2013 Alabama Gulf Seafood Summit)

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