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Funds for tracing Gulf seafood slated to run out at year-end

By Susan Buchanan (This article is published in “The Louisiana Weekly” in the March 10, 2014 edition.)

Louisiana seafood vendors were hurt by the 2010 BP spill, fishing closures and consumers’ fears that Gulf shrimp, oysters and fish were tainted. The catch isn’t fully back to pre-spill levels but vendors want to prove they have quality, local seafood to sell. An almost three-year-old program called Gulf Seafood Trace or GST captures and adds to data from state trip tickets–which were launched in Louisiana in year 2000 to document hauls unloaded by boats. Vendors participating in GST can show customers that their seafood is from …read more

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