Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission

Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission

The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) is an interstate compact among the five U.S. states that border the Gulf of Mexico: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Its purpose is to promote the conservation, development, and utilization of the fishery resources of the gulf.

The GSMFC was created on July 16, 1949 and is headquartered in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

External links

* [http://www.gsmfc.org/ Official website]


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