NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Audubon Nature Institute and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries
Commission are working together to try to ensure that Gulf of Mexico
fisheries are managed well so fish and shellfish remain available for
catching and eating.
Audubon says its program, called Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries or "G.U.L.F" for short, will work with the commission on "advancement plans" to go beyond minimum requirements and ensure long-term sustainability. Such plans can include potential research and regulations.
The commission represents fishery management interests in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama and Florida.
Audubon says advancement plans are important because many national retailers want proof that the seafood they buy is sustainable, or involved with a project to help them become more sustainable.