The Gulf Seafood Foundation is a Gulf-wide non-profit which focuses on ADVOCACY, SCIENCE AND EDUCATION.
Gulf of Mexico fisheries support millions of jobs and are economically vital to coastal communities throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
Our organization is a unified, proactive and positive voice for issues and actions affecting Gulf seafood, both directly and tangentially, with a board comprised of members from across the Gulf. The Foundation works to offer solutions to problems faced by those that might not have the time or resources.
The Gulf Seafood Foundation project works include:
- Aquaculture – expanding U.S. aquaculture in the Gulf complements wild harvest fisheries and supports efforts to maintain sustainable fisheries and resilient oceans.
- 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.
- Resource Management – In recent years, members of the Gulf Seafood Foundation and Gulf Seafood Institutute have provided advice on the climate 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.
- Increased Habitat and Estuaries – The Foundation works to restore reefs and shoreline habitat across the Gulf, as well as protect existing estuaries.
Please learn more about our mission and initiatives at the Gulf Seafood Foundation website.