A Sustainable Gulf
With more than half a million square miles of rich natural habitat, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico is home to numerous species of fish and shellfish. These abundant resources support multi-billion dollar fishing industries that supply nearly 20% of the domestic seafood available in the contiguous United States and provide millions of anglers with some of the finest sportfishing in the world.
In the Gulf, we understand that to continue to benefit from these resources we must protect them and the environment that nurtures them. We must ensure our fisheries operate sustainably, conserving fish, shellfish, and their ecosystems while supporting the communities and economies that depend on them.