• Gulf oysters provide 85% of the nation’s Eastern oysters
    Plus improve habitat, water quality and shoreline stability
  • The Gulf’s productive waters abound with fish and shellfish
    Supplying nearly 20% of the domestic seafood in the contiguous US
  • Generations of fishermen ensure the Gulf’s fishing legacy
    Passing good fishing practices on to future harvesters
  • Gulf shrimp fisheries are some of the top in the US
    Producing 70% of our domestic shrimp and $400+ million in revenue
  • Gulf region cooperative research collects and shares data
    Providing information to sustainably manage Gulf fisheries
    

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  
Amberjack, Greater
(Seriola dumerili)
Cobia
(Rachycentron canadum)
Crab, Blue
(Callinectes sapidus)
Crab, Stone
(Menippe mercenaria [Florida], M. adina [Gulf])
Crawfish
(Procambarus clarkii [red swamp], P. zonangulus [white river])
Drum, Black
(Pogonias cromis)
Drum, Red
(Sciaenops ocellatus)
Flounder, Southern
(Paralichthys lethostigma)
Grouper, Gag
(Mycteroperca microlepis)
Grouper, Red
(Epinephelus morio)
Grouper, Scamp
(Mycteroperca phenax )
Grouper, Snowy
(Epinephelus niveatus)
Grouper, Yellowedge
(Hyporthodus flavolimbatus)
Lobster, Spiny
(Panulirus argus)
Mackerel, King
(Scomberomorus cavalla)
Mackerel, Spanish
(Scomberomorus maculatus)
Mahimahi
(Coryphaena hippurus)
Mullet, Striped
(Mugil cephalus)
Oyster, Eastern
(Crassostrea virginica)
Sheepshead
(Archosargus probatocephalus)
Shrimp, Brown
(Farfantepenaeus aztecus)
Shrimp, Pink
(Farfantepenaeus duorarum)
Shrimp, Royal Red
(Pleoticus robustus)
Shrimp, White
(Litopenaeus setiferus)
Snapper, Red
(Lutjanus campechanus)
Snapper, Vermilion
(Rhomboplites aurorubens)
Snapper, Yellowtail
(Ocyurus chrysurus)
Swordfish
(Xiphias gladius)
Tilefish, Golden
(Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps)
Tuna, Yellowfin
(Thunnus albacares)

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.

Use FINFO to discover how we maintain this delicate balance through scientifically monitoring and actively managing our fisheries. Buy Gulf seafood with confidence knowing that scientists, managers, and the fishing industry are working hard to keep these resources productive for generations to come.