Alabama seafood industry en Ala Seafood Leaders Gathering in Mobile <P>Leaders of Alabama's seafood industry are gathering in Mobile to discuss ways to increase demand for their products.</P> <DIV> <P>Officials from the governor to coastal industry executives will take part in the Alabama Seafood Summit being held Tuesday at the Mobile Convention Center.</P> <P>The head of Alabama Marine Resources, Chris Blankenship, says the industry's economic impact is down almost $100 million annually since the BP oil spill in 2010.</P> <P>He says the state's seafood industry needs to regain market share, and that's the goal of the summit.</P> <P>Participants in the m Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:21:37 +0000 The Associated Press 26101 at Ala Seafood Leaders Gathering in Mobile Recipients Picked For BP Tourism, Seafood Grants <P>More than 100 nonprofit groups and government entities have been picked to get shares of $43.7 million in BP funds to promote the Gulf Coast's tourism and seafood industries following the company's 2010 oil spill.</P> <P>The first round of grants announced Wednesday by court-supervised claims administrator Patrick Juneau is part of a proposed settlement between BP and a team of private plaintiffs' attorneys.</P> <P>The deal calls for BP to fund a total of $57 million in tourism and seafood promotion grants.</P> <P>The 110 grant recipients were picked from a pool of more than 350 applic Wed, 07 Nov 2012 22:51:59 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20415 at Recipients Picked For BP Tourism, Seafood Grants