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The Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation Inc., is a private, non-profit research and development organization serving the commercial fishery industry since 1976.

The Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation Inc., with its reputation for delivering objective and high quality research, has gained a high level of credibility within the industry, academic institutions, government agencies, conservation groups and the general public. Since its incorporation, the Foundation has applied more than 700 research and outreach projects to the commercial harvesting and seafood industries.

The Foundation's dual roles as coordinators and administrators:

  • Enables the systematic implementation and coordination of various sequential R&D project components across different institutions and contractors;
  • Minimizes duplication of effort; and
  • Maximizes a project's net benefits and impacts.