Tuesday we had another confirmation that people love seafood and value sustainability. The Gulf Fish Forever Campaign hosted the Sustainable Seafood Luncheon 2014 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 working with Captain Thien and other longline fishermen in Louisiana to secure BP damage penalty funds to pay for transitioning to gear that does not have as much wasteful discards. To learn more: Switching Gears to Protect the Bluefin Tuna. Bobby Nguyen explained the alternative gear pilot program and why it is important for these fishermen.
Chefs Sue Zemanick and Nick Lama of Gautreau’s prepared three amazing courses of that GreenStick-caught yellowfin:
1st course: Tuna Poke, yuzu, avocado and crispy wontons
2nd course: Olive Oil Poached Tuna nicoise salad
3rd course: Seared Tuna, baby squash, rapine and salsa verde