This month, every dollar you donate will be matched up to $15,000. With your support we can continue to fight for sustainable fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico so that everyone can enjoy snapper and grouper.
The regional and national response to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has thrust the commercial seaood industry into an unprecedented and uncertain situation. As resources for commercial fishermen and the seafood industry become available, we will post them here.
While many restaurants may be closed or at limited capacity, commercial fishermen and seafood businesses are finding ways to safely provide fresh, wild-caught, sustainable Gulf of Mexico seafood to the public. Find a business that is either shipping seafood or providing pick up services.
This is about people helping people,” Buddy Guindon, owner of Katie’s Seafood Market in Galveston, said. “This program helps fishermen make a living and keeps people fed. We’re proud to be part of this, especially with the challenges 2020 has thrown everyone’s way."
December 18, 2020
Commercial fishing is a vital industry to the American culture and economy, and with the Young Fishermen’s Development Act, we can rest easier knowing there are resources available to provide training and education for the next generation of fishermen that will help feed this great country.
December 9, 2020
The closure of restaurants due to COVID-19 has taken a toll on the commercial fishing industry. Catch Together’s grant provides some relief to support and promote commercial fishing during the pandemic.
November 25, 2020
The Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders' Alliance (Shareholders' Alliance) is a fishermen's organization run by fishermen for fishermen. Everything we do is founded in our belief that conservation and stewardship protect fish populations and fishermen's businesses. We do this from the ground up as commercial fishermen creating positive change.
The Shareholders’ Alliance is a proactive, resilient, and effective organization of commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico that advocates for accountable and sustainable fisheries, public access to American seafood, profitable fishing businesses, and a durable IFQ system.
The Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance launched the first Quota Bank in the Gulf of Mexico in 2015 to reduce red snapper discards in the eastern Gulf and to support the next generation of commercial red snapper fishermen.
We believe that it is our responsibility to support good science and data, to educate regional and federal regulators, and to play an active role in shaping our commercial fishing regulations.
We are working to support the next generation of conservation-minded commercial fishermen that are stepping up to carry on a tradition that has existed for hundreds of years in the Gulf of Mexico.
We help tell your story to the world – a story of hard-working men and women who believe in a future where policies are based on sound science, where fishermen collaborate with regulators, and where wild, sustainably-harvested seafood continues to feed the American public.
When you see a Gulf Wild™ tag or notice the Gulf Wild™ brand in your local restaurant or fish market, you know that you are supporting the only seafood traceability program in the nation that was built by fishermen for fishermen.
Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders' Alliance
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