• Gulf Fisheries Profiles
  • Sustainable Fisheries Management
  • Gulf Fisheries Economics
  • Enjoying Gulf Seafood


FINFO is a one-stop-shop for the information you need to be confident that U.S. Gulf of Mexico seafood is harvested from sustainable fisheries or aquaculture operations (farms).

Often poorly defined or misunderstood, sustainable simply means continuously available. Sustainable seafood comes from fisheries or farms that are scientifically monitored and actively managed to be viable today and in the future, conserving fish, shellfish, and the environment and supporting the communities and economies that depend upon these resources. 

FINFO demonstrates the sustainability of Gulf seafood through education. The site gathers information from experts across the Gulf and puts easy to understand, science-based facts about Gulf fisheries and farms at your fingertips. FINFO profiles top Gulf seafood species, covering everything from basics about species biology and habitat to how fisheries and farms operate and how we ensure they operate sustainably.

By making this complex information easily accessible, FINFO helps seafood buyers appreciate the unique environment of the Gulf and understand the science and management behind sustaining the Gulf’s natural resources and the benefits they provide. You already know Gulf seafood for its taste and quality. Empowered with the information on FINFO, you’ll know Gulf seafood is sustainable, too.

FINFO was created and is maintained by the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission and the fisheries management agencies from each of the five Gulf states (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida), with support from federal partners at NOAA Fisheries