Kick off the summer with G.U.L.F.

Kick off the summer with G.U.L.F.

G.U.L.F.On July 9, Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) will kick off the first Summer of Sustainability at the Audubon Clubhouse Café. The evening will feature a six-course dinner focused entirely on local Gulf of Mexico seafood, accompanied by wine pairings.

Proceeds from these dinners will go toward supporting G.U.L.F.’s work with fisheries across the Gulf of Mexico. “One in every 70 jobs are related to seafood in Louisiana, so making sure we have healthy fish populations and a well-supported fishing industry are vital to our state’s economy and culture,” said John Fallon, G.U.L.F.’s Assistant Director of Outreach and Engagement.

This event will showcase the culinary talents of Cory Bahr (Restaurant Cotton), Jana Billiot (Restaurant R’evolution), Corbin Brand (Audubon Clubhouse Café), Chris Lynch (Atchafalaya), and Bourbon House.

Local chefs and cooks line up dozens of plates as they prepare dinner at the Audubon Nature Institute's Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) dinner at the Aquarium of Americas in New Orleans on Thursday, September 24, 2015. (Photo by Chris Granger, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)
Local chefs and cooks line up dozens of plates as they prepare dinner at the Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) dinner at the Aquarium of Americas in New Orleans on Thursday, September 24, 2015. (Photo by Chris Granger, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

Tickets can be purchased at AudubonGULF.org.

G.U.L.F. Welcomes Two New Partners

G.U.L.F. Welcomes Two New PartnersG.U.L.F.’s Restaurant Partnership Program continues to grow, and we are excited to welcome Carrollton Market and Curious Oyster Co. to the program! These restaurants are dedicated to serving local Gulf seafood.

On June 24, G.U.L.F. will be at Curious Oyster Co. for Oysters 101 from 6pm-8pm. Drop by and meet some oyster farmers, learn how to shuck, and of course, eat some Louisiana oysters. There will even be trivia and prizes!

Texas and Mississippi Shrimp FIPs Launched

G.U.L.F. has been working on fishery improvement projects across the Gulf of Mexico in collaboration with fishery management agencies and members of the fishing industry. To address the unique nature of Gulf fisheries, and to distinguish our program and process, G.U.L.F. adapted market-accepted models of FIPs and has called them Marine Advancement Plans (MAPs).

This month, G.U.L.F. launched shrimp MAPs in Texas and Mississippi. G.U.L.F. has evaluated these fisheries against internationally-accepted standards of sustainability and has developed action plans collaboratively with management and industry. For more information, visit AudubonGULF.org.