We understand the need to protect fish in order to protect fishermen’s businesses.

Our primary mission is to promote and protect sustainable fisheries and the fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Organized by fishermen for fishermen, the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance is leading the region with effective and proactive advocacy and nationally-recognized policy work in order to ensure healthy fisheries for today and future generations.


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We work diligently to strengthen and preserve the reef fish fishing industry and the Gulf’s fishing communities through an advocacy program that champions innovation and conservation-oriented practices. We are fishery leaders creating a positive and measurable impact at the local, state, and federal levels.


Our fishermen work closely with local fishing communities, regional managers, and federal representatives to improve regulations and ensure that we can continue to provide the American public with a sustainable source of domestically-caught Gulf of Mexico seafood.

From the hook to the table, consumers deserve the highest quality, authentic, safe and traceable seafood the Gulf can provide. And we are here to provide it.



NMFS Gets It Wrong On Red Snapper Reallocation

Commercial Fishermen Respond to Reallocation

NMFS Strips Red Snapper Allocation Away From Commercial Fishermen and Seafood Consumers


Posted on May 5, 2016

The National Marine Fisheries Service has formally announced its decision to penalize commercial red snapper fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico for adhering to their legally-required sustainable catch limits.


Posted on April 8, 2016

Commercial red snapper fishermen from Texas to Florida point out multiple legal concerns with the approval of Amendment 28 (red snapper reallocation) while NMFS effectively concedes that the recreational sector is getting more fish because their prior overharvesting was even worse than they thought.


Posted on March 30, 2016

In a reckless decision that has defied science, the will of the public, and arguably the law, NMFS decided to take more than a third of a million pounds of red snapper away from commercial fishermen and seafood consumers, and transfer it to a recreational sector that blatantly exceeds its sustainable limits and regularly resists any legitimate management reform.