A small group of Texas seafood leaders, restaurateurs and chefs gathered around tables carefully lined together in an Austin seafood market and restaurant to give new life to an organization that has been on a year's hiatus after successfully delaying the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Amendment 28 that would have removed fresh Gulf fish from seafood counters and restaurant tables across the country.
Share the Gulf has reawakened to respond to efforts by Gulf state fishery managers to grab control of the Gulf of Mexico's red snapper fishery, leaving the future of the commercial fishery in doubt.
In the fall of 2013 more than 130 chefs, restaurant owners, fishermen, seafood industry leaders and conservationists came together to form the coalition dedicated to raise awareness and support for fishermen, restaurants, retailer, consumers and tourism communities dependent upon fair access to fresh Gulf seafood.
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