More on Fisheries
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressmen Garret Graves and Jared Huffman launched the bipartisan National Marine Sanctuary Caucus to continue protecting and preserving valuable marine habitats – some of the Nation’s most critical natural, historic, and cultural resources. Sanctuaries generate $8 billion annually in local economies and support jobs and businesses in the fishing, diving, tourism, recreation, and scientific research sectors.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) opened a grant program today, with approximately $650 million in funding available, with financial assistance available to Louisiana’s fishing industry. Graves has worked to provide assistance to Louisiana’s seafood producers to help provide a helping hand through recent disasters.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the reopening of the 2021 Federal Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational For-Hire Season. The Gulf federal red snapper for-hire season will reopen at 12:01 AM CST, on October 15, 2021, and will close at 12:01 AM CST, on November 6, 2021.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement in response to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Jack Montoucet signing a declaration to re-open the recreational red snapper season on Friday, September 24 and increasing the bag limit to four fish per person, per day (double the current two per person, per day).
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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves’ bill to advance restoration of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin passed through the U.S. House today. H.R.
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WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase up to $25 million of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Wild-Caught Shrimp to address the disruptions in the food system supply chain and food insecurity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Wild-Caught Shrimp amount is the second highest out of the 13 products purchased.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) released the following statement today following the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s decision to delay implementing calibration of Gulf State’s allocation of red snapper until January 2023:
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement regarding the abysmal $12,477,165 allocated to Louisiana fisheries to mitigate the economic hardships accrued by the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress included $255 million to address impacts to recreational and commercial fishers who have been negatively affected by COVID–19.