Gulf Fish Forever is a campaign that generates a lot of conversation. Of course, many conversations are about the complexities of fishery management in the Gulf of Mexico.
Commercial anglers, recreational anglers, chefs and consumers often share the same concerns about our fisheries - how can we manage our marine resources sustainably?
“Sustainability” is a key concern for all parties involved in the discussion about Gulf fishery management. Sustainability is a word that holds such a vague definition in the world of environmental advocacy that it has become virtually ineffective. At first, the word is satisfying to hear, until one realizes the vastness of its use. What does sustainability actually mean?
In order to get a better idea of what sustainability means to those using the term professionally, I spoke with staff at Gulf Restoration Network.