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Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc. Launches New Website

Posted: July 22, 2011

Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc. Launches New Website To Highlight Gulf and South Atlantic Seafood

Consumers, retailers, chefs and restaurants, wholesalers, distributors and commercial fishermen benefit from website’s resources

 

Tampa, FL — Continuing its commitment to supporting the economic well-being and quality of life for all stakeholders in the Gulf and South Atlantic seafood industry and consumer market, the Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc. today launched a new website, www.gulfsouthfoundation.org.

The website features research news, industry developments, recipes and retail locations, as well as information on seafood handling and safety. Member spotlights and project highlights showcase the value of Gulf and South Atlantic seafood to the region’s economy, quality of life, and consumers.

“The Foundation is committed to helping the seafood industry sustainably harvest and process seafood from the Gulf and South Atlantic Ocean,” said Judy Jamison, Executive Director of the Foundation.  “There is no place in the world with such abundant, wonderful seafood as the salty shrimp from the Gulf or South Atlantic and our snapper and oysters. This new website is an important step in our ongoing mission to promote the safety and quality of our member states’ seafood.”

The new website, for example, includes recipes, seafood nutrition information, and links to recipe databases from the member states. The website also features a comprehensive database of completed and ongoing research projects to help the commercial fishing industry become more efficient and productive. Profiles of local fishermen and industry leaders collectively illustrate the depth of the region’s seafood economy and way of life.

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About The Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation is a private, non-profit research and development organization serving the commercial fishery industry since 1976. Based in Tampa, the Foundation represents Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Foundation membership includes commercial fishermen, seafood processors and other businesses or individuals closely associated with the industry.  Since its incorporation, the Foundation has administered more than 700 research and outreach projects assisting the commercial harvesting and seafood industries.

The Foundation also manages the Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition, which is comprised of fishermen, charter boat captains, seafood processors and wholesalers, retailers, chefs, restaurants and tourism marketers from the Gulf States. The Coalition, supported with a grant from the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, aims to provide a cohesive vision and develop strategies that expand the market share for wild seafood products from the Gulf of Mexico.