An Important Voice Promoting Gulf Seafood, Its Tourism, as Well as Its Historic Culture
If you haven’t heard of us yet, you will in the near future. The Gulf Seafood Foundation is a Gulf-wide non-profit with emphasis on areas that include – SCIENCE and EDUCATION.
Gulf of Mexico fisheries, recreation and tourism support millions of jobs economically vital to not only coastal communities throughout the Gulf of Mexico, but also region wide.
Comprised of a diverse membership from shore to shore to shore, the Gulf Seafood Foundation is a unified, proactive and positive voice to promote interests vital to the economy of the Gulf, as well address environmental issues and actions affecting the region. Its mission is to be the voice of reason in finding solutions to a wide variety of important issues the area faces.
The Gulf Seafood Foundation is committed to work as a facilitator on projects that include:
- Coastal Restoration – Preserving, protecting, and restoring natural resources is an integral part of the Foundations efforts to foster resilience in Gulf communities nationwide. These projects reflect an earnest commitment to the Gulf and will enhance the region’s economic, social, and ecological resilience in the future.
- Aquaculture –The Foundation is working closely with NOAA, universities, environmental agencies, commercial fishermen and major companies to facilitate an open discussion that will lead to programs beneficial to both recreational and commercial fisheries, as well as new aquaculture ventures.
- Resource Management – In recent years, members of the Gulf Seafood Foundation has provided advice on the advanced science strategy, the Endangered Species Act, aquaculture policy and research, recreational fishing policies, Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization topics, sustainable seafood certification, ocean policy, as well as catch share issues.
- Habitat and Estuaries – The Foundation is working with researchers and other governmental and environmental organizations to restore reefs and shoreline habitat across the Gulf, as well as protect existing estuaries.