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Commercial Fishing

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Coast Guard Seized $100,000 Worth of Illegal Shrimp Last Week

    Only a couple of weeks prior to the Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season opening, the Coast Guard has been busy seizing thousands of pounds of illegally harvested shrimp in Texas waters. Last Monday, the Coast Guard Cutter Heron caught two shrimping boats hauling up their catches in closed water ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Wine Has Terroir; Oysters Have "Merroir," and We'll Pay More For It

    "We had a vastly more sophisticated oyster culture 100 years ago than we do now," said Robb Walsh over a plate of six Gulf oysters yesterday afternoon. Walsh was speaking on a panel of winemakers on pairing white wines with oysters, but the lost history of Texas oysters was proving far more fascinat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Invasive Black Tiger Shrimp On the Rise in the Gulf of Mexico

    Black tiger shrimp are monsters, the kind of creatures that make you think that maybe "jumbo shrimp" isn't such an oxymoron after all. The distinctive black-and-orange-striped shrimp can grow to more than a foot in length and over a pound in weight. And according to the Galveston Daily News, they're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    10 Fish You're Eating That Are Endangered Species

    Human beings: acting like jerks since we killed off the pupfish.​Yesterday, we touched briefly on the plight of the idiot fish, a small red fish with giant, round marbles for eyes. It's delicious, despite its odd appearance. And it's also endangered. Yet it's still sold and served across the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    The Roughest Catch: Ike Jime on the Gulf Coast, Part 3 of 4

    Photos by GroovehouseJim Naismith, left, and Barry Irwin clean their catch on the boat's stern.​Read the first and second parts of our four-part series on Gulf sashimi-grade fish, and stay tuned tomorrow for the final installment. "Watch 'em," says Captain Barry Irwin as he approaches a chart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    The Roughest Catch: Ike Jime on the Gulf Coast, Part 1 of 4

    Photos by GroovehouseCaptain Barry Irwin prepares to set out from Aransas Pass for the day on the La Victoria, a commercial trawler. See more photos from the expedition in our slideshow.​"I don't eat bait," growls Captain Barry Irwin, pointedly ignoring the plate of raw bonito being offered to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Katharine Shilcutt reported on renewed efforts to assign appellations to Gulf oysters, and some commenters didn't like the idea so much. "Seriously," P. T. Barnum wrote. "Were these same oysters selling for inflated prices before their fancy name? Nope. Sucker." But PJ Stoops defended the pra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Reporting from the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium: The Gulf and the Spill

    Robb WalshJim Gossen and oysterman Tracy Woody checking oyster leases in Galveston Bay.​At the Southern Foodways Alliance annual symposium this week, Brett Anderson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune moderated a panel discussion on "The Gulf and the Spill." Panelists were former Houston Press ... More >>

  • News

    January 21, 2010

    Net Gains and Losses

    Is the Omega Protein company overfishing the most important fish in the sea?

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Gulf Oyster Ban Hysteria

    ​"A couple of months would have been okay, but five months is too much," oysterman Misho Ivic said about the newly announced FDA summer oyster ban. Oystermen were taken by surprise last weekend when the FDA went over the head of the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Commission and announced an a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Oysters and Coffee

    photo by Robb Walsh These petite-sized Galveston Bay oysters made a lovely breakfast. I ate them with some heavily buttered German sourdough rye toast from the HEB on Bunker Hill and a cup of Community Club coffee. A drop of lemon and a dash of Tabasco perked up the breakfast half shells nicely. Oy ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009
  • Dining

    February 12, 2009

    Oyster Lovers Unite

    This Valentine's weekend may be your best chance to eat oysters for years to come

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008
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    March 20, 2007
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    March 20, 2007
  • News

    April 28, 2005

    First Places

    Houston Press staffers win awards

  • News

    April 14, 2005

    Haute Stuff

    Robb Walsh is a James Beard finalist times two

  • Dining

    March 25, 2004

    Sex, Death and Oysters

    Beneath the muddy waters of Galveston Bay lies one of the greatest seafood treasure troves on earth

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Fish Fraud

    Passing off cheap fish for expensive red snapper is against the law. But no one enforces the regulations. So Texas restaurants are free to rip you off.

  • News

    July 20, 2000
  • News

    June 8, 2000

    The Long Haul

    Immigrant shrimpers survived Vietnam and the wrath of Texas rednecks. Can they do the same with new fishing restrictions?

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Playbill

    Pickin' and Grinnin'-- Adrian Legg

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    Raw Deal

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

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