Harry Lowenburg

Green Infrastructure Partnerships Focus on Local Companies

Flood Less New Orleans is committed to engaging and mobilizing a variety of constituenciesincluding low-income communities and communities of color to persuade the City of New Orleans to strategize and implement new measures that will help New Orleans flood less.2018 has been a record year for green infrastructure and stormwater management in the Greater New …

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Victory for Bluefin, Finally

Sometimes in this work, it is necessary to keep the faith. For three years I have worked on a “win/win” campaign to protect bluefin tuna and 80 other species that are the unintended catch of Gulf of Mexico longline fishing. We have been determined since the beginning to work with fishermen to find a solution …

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Win for Bluefin Tuna

We are giving thanks and celebrating a big win with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency’s announcement last week of new protections for bluefin tuna. But, to really celebrate we need the other half of the win/win that we’ve been working towards in our “Switching Gears to Save Bluefin Tuna” Campaign: funding to help fishermen …

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Sustainable Seafood SpecialUs Kickoff

Pompano TiraditoPompano tonight!! Café Carmo kicks off the Gulf Fish Forever Sustainable Seafood SpecialUs Restaurant Tour with three choices of Pompano. Pick your style:Shima sashimi – lightly marinated in the style of the Japanese tropical islandsTiradito – Peruvian style with aji Amarillo pepper sauce, toasted in corn kernels and red onion, orCreole spice and seared …

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Sustainable Seafood Luncheon 2014

Tuesday we had another confirmation that people love seafood and value sustainability. The Gulf Fish Forever Campaign hosted the 2014 Sustainable Seafood Luncheon at Gautreau’s Restaurant. Captain Thien Nguyen and his crew on the Queensland provided an 80-pound yellowfin tuna that was caught on the Queensland’s GreenStick Gear. The Gulf Fish Forever Campaign has been …

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Catch the Fisherman’s Pledge

Over the past two weeks, I have travelled to all five Gulf states to talk with and listen to fishermen. Several volunteers have helped collect over 600 Fisherman Conservation Corps Pledges and another 300 plus supporters have taken the pledge online. Having spoken with both recreational and commercial fishermen of all ages, backgrounds and gender, …

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GRN hosts local chefs

Along with our friends at Café Carmo, the Gulf Restoration Network and the Gulf Fish Forever campaign hosted the monthly meeting of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Culinary Federation on June 2. Chefs from all over New Orleans and the region were there to hear (and taste) a presentation on sustainable seafood and …

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Menhaden: Most Important Fish?

Pogies being pumped into industrial menhaden ship. Photo courtesy of Bob Williams/NOAA.Help protect Gulf pogies by attending the public meeting of the Menhaden Advisory Committee March 18th, from 8:30 AM to Noon at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St in New Orleans. These small forage fish are vacuumed up in vast quantities (on average …

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