Federal agencies announce proposal creating U.S. seafood traceability program

 
February 4, 2016

"Traceability is a key tool for combating illicit activities that threaten valuable natural resources, increase global food security risk and disadvantage law-abiding fishermen and seafood producers,” said Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D., under secretary of  commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator.

FDA beefs up regulation of imported seafood after Cassidy inquiry

 
November 13, 2015

After U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) questioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s  (FDA) oversight of imported seafood in August, in response to studies indicating high amounts of bacteria or antibiotic residue in imported seafood, the FDA responded on Tuesday

Lt. Gov. Dardenne, Seafood Board Announce America’s Best Seafood Chef

 
August 8, 2015

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne announced Alaska chef Beau Schooler as the winner of the 2015 Great American Seafood Cook-Off, held Saturday at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Chef Schooler was named America’s Best Seafood Chef, and he will wear the crown of King of American Seafood, as his and sous chef Travis Hotch's Nose-To-Tail Sockeye Salmon recipe won over the judges. Coming in second place was chef Adam Evans of Georgia with his Roasted Spear-Caught Lionfish with Sapelo Island Clams. Louisiana chef Michael Brewer took third with his Louisiana Seafood Nachos.