Monday, April 14, 2014

Gulf of Mexico Seafood Information Website

Seafood buyers and other interested parties now have access to a one-stop-shop for the information they need to be confident that seafood harvested from state-managed fisheries in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico is sustainable.

A collaboration among the five Gulf states, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC), and NOAA Fisheries,, or Gulf FINFO, gathers information from fisheries experts from across the Gulf states and puts easy to understand, science-based facts about Gulf state fisheries.

The site profiles top Gulf fisheries, with information ranging from basics about species biology and habitat to how fisheries operate and how each state ensures these operations are sustainable.

The site also provides a platform for authorities to communicate how they conserve and manage fisheries in Gulf state waters. Gulf FINFO complements, which covers fisheries in federal waters.

source: Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission