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Commercial Fishing

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Roll Red Tide: Still No Good News for Oyster Lovers from the Coastlines of Texas

    Steven Doyle​Red tide, the naturally occurring algae bloom that causes toxicity in shellfish, continues to plague the state's coastline -- keeping Texas oysters out of local restaurants and threatening the $18.5 million Texas oyster industry. The state closed the entire coast of Texas to oyst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Oh My Cod: A Dying Breed Means Your Fish and Chips May Soon Get More Expensive

    OMC!!!​I headed over to the Libertine Bar this weekend to indulge in their weekend fish and chips special with a few cold Boddingtons. The move was a preemptive measure based an article published in The New York Times this weekend, which hints that cod fisheries could be in trouble. The story ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Oyster Appellations Return to the Gulf Coast

    More than a century ago, there wasn't any such thing as a "gulf oyster." Oysters were offered under specific place names -- a tradition revived this weekend at the first Foodways Texas symposium in Galveston. Jenny Wang​The program wasn't devoted entirely to oysters: Kelly Yandell, one of a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Putting Oyster Drills and Other Odd Creatures on Seafood Menus

    Jenny Wang​Even sold under the retro name of "Gulf oysters" and pawned off for rock-bottom prices that makes oystermen shudder, oysters are still awfully sexy. The same can't be said of oyster drills, one of the many trash fish and overlooked shellfish spotlighted in a Foodways Texas panel on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Half-Shell Fans Beware, the Future
    For Gulf Oysters is Murky

    ‚ÄčA waiter at City Diner and Oyster Bar in Corpus Christi broke the appalling news to my wife, in-laws and me last weekend as we made a trip to the coast: No fresh Texas oysters on the half-shell. Not one. Sorry, he said. Dealer prices a week into the start of Texas' oyster harvest from public leas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Though Untainted by Oil, Texas Gulf Fisheries Still Suffer BP Spill's Effect

    ​Seafood industry watchers say it's still too early to assess the long-term effects of this summer's gulf oil spill, but agree the disaster spelled a setback for Texas' fishermen, oystermen and shrimpers. Speaking at a panel this morning at the Southern Foodways Alliance's annual symposium, f ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009
  • Dining

    February 12, 2009

    Oyster Lovers Unite

    Now may be your best chance for a little raw love

  • Calendar

    February 9, 2006

    Fish Story

    The Modern screens an eye-opening Nightmare

  • Dining

    July 26, 2001

    Feeding Frenzy

    Some high-demand fish are in danger of extinction--and restaurants are caught in the middle

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Bay botch

    Oysterman Joe Nelson says pollution is slowly killing Galveston Bay. Is anyone listening?

  • News

    July 30, 1998
  • News

    July 9, 1998

    Fish story

    Environmentalists and some high-profile Dallas chefs say ocean food supplies are in crisis. But is their disaster cry simply publicity bait?

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