Gulf Fishermen to Congress: Protect the Magnuson-Stevens Act

Shareholders’ Alliance Members to be Featured in “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman” Documentary

Gulf Commercial Fishermen: Florida Fisheries Bill Is a ‘Good Faith Step in the Right Direction’


Posted on September 12, 2017

In testimony delivered before the U.S. Senate, Captain Bubba Cochrane of Galveston, TX, a commercial fisherman and President of the Shareholders’ Alliance, urges Congress to preserve and build on the successful track record of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.


Posted on August 30, 2017

Tomorrow, August 31, at 9:00 PM ET/ 8:00 PM CT, the Discovery Channel will air “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman,” a documentary that tells the stories of American ranchers, farmers and fishermen who are committed to preserving our precious natural resources.


Posted on August 4, 2017

The Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance today issued the following statement in response to introduction of the Florida Fisheries Improvement Act(S.1748) by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL):



We understand the need to protect fish in order to protect fishermen’s businesses.

Our primary mission is to promote and protect sustainable fisheries and the fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Organized by fishermen for fishermen, the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance is leading the region with effective and proactive advocacy and national policy and seafood educational campaigns in order to ensure healthy fisheries for today and future generations.


The Shareholders' Alliance is in the business of solving fisheries problems.

We work diligently to strengthen and preserve the reef fish fishing industry and the Gulf’s fishing communities through an advocacy program that champions innovation and conservation-oriented practices. We are fishery leaders creating a positive and measurable impact at the local, state, and federal levels.


Our fishermen work closely with local fishing communities, regional managers, and federal representatives to educate and inform stakeholders to ensure that we can continue to provide the American public with a sustainable source of domestically-caught Gulf of Mexico seafood.

From the hook to the table, consumers deserve the highest quality, authentic, safe and traceable seafood the Gulf can provide. And we are here to provide it.