“We’re grateful that these funds will be available to support the next generation of hard working commercial fishermen. The future of American seafood is in good hands.” - Eric Brazer, Deputy Director
December 30, 2022
Establishing and building on shared principles like sustainable domestic seafood; robust food security systems; durable working waterfronts; and the humanizing belief that we are more alike than different; this workgroup engaged energetically in a very constructive, truthful, and heartening conversation that set the stage for future collaboration.
December 16, 2022
"...serial overharvesting happened as the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) failed to develop and approve a viable solution in a timely manner and ignored the advice from NOAA Fisheries’ general counsel that a lack of ‘common currency’ was a violation of MSA,” - Eric Brazer, Deputy Director
December 6, 2022
The Gulf Coast Seafood Alliance (GCSA) supports the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders' Alliance, Southern Offshore Fishing Association, and A.P. Bell Fish Company, who filed the suit, in their continuing efforts to challenge an unfair and unlawful decision by NOAA.
October 26, 2022
"It’s clear that we need some creative thinking. The current tools in the management toolbox aren’t working." - Jane Black Lee
October 24, 2022
October 12, 2022
"The “problem” in the reef fish fishery isn’t the commercial IFQ programs. The problem is that the heavily-recreational-leaning Gulf Council and NOAA Fisheries are using outdated information to increase quotas when stocks are declining, then have to reduce quotas when the stock plummets even further. " - Buddy Guindon, Executive Director
September 12, 2022
Commercial fishermen who are challenging a major shift of Gulf of Mexico red grouper quotas to the recreational sector have drawn the surprising support of charter boat operators, who argue the revised quotas would hurt their businesses as well.
September 8, 2022
"In recent history, commercial and charter fishermen are having a harder time catching fish that they normally catch." - Ashford Rosenberg, Policy Director
August 29, 2022
When the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) met in Corpus Christi last week, commercial and charter fishermen from Texas to Florida packed the meeting room and were unified around a single message – we are seeing warning signs that red snapper have started to decline.
August 29, 2022
"If you had asked me five years ago if I was worried about red snapper populations in Texas, I would have said “no."
But I’m not that optimistic today" - Buddy Guindon, Executive Director
August 25, 2022
The Shareholders' Alliance is fighting for commercial fishing families, accountability, and sustainability. We are asking that NOAA not implement a new regulation that would take 600,000 pounds of red grouper quota away from fishing families.
American red snapper is an iconic species in the Gulf of Mexico - one that thousands of people rely on for their living. The Shareholders' Alliance is dedicated to protecting red snapper populations and the small businesses that rely on it.
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