The Gulf Coast Seafood Marketing Program Has Ended
The Gulf Seafood Marketing Coalition (Coalition) and the EatGulfSeafood website were established by The Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc. as a result of a grant from the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) (NOAA Award #NA10NMF4770481). This grant was provided by the Commission’s Oil Disaster Recovery Program (ODRP) which aimed at improving the public perception and confidence in Gulf of Mexico seafood following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Funding for this program came from the U.S. Congress following fishery disaster declarations by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The Coalition was comprised of representatives from all components of the seafood distribution chain, including commercial fishermen, processors, wholesalers, associations, sea grants, tourism boards, restaurants, retailers, chefs and charter boat sectors. The Coalition was established to coordinate all activities of the program and provide a cohesive vision and overarching strategy to showcase wild Gulf coast seafood and to expand its global market share. This project was completed in September of 2015 and since then, there has not been any funding available to support the activities of the Coalition or update the content of this site.