Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program, Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) has released a new app that will help consumers make the best decisions when purchasing seafood from the Gulf.
The app will have a location feature, enabling users to find the freshest seafood in both stores and restaurants. Users can also find the history of popular species in the Gulf, learn about the best seafood seasonally, and how to determine indicators of freshness when shopping at the grocery store.
“With more than 90% of seafood eaten in the U.S. being imported, it’s important to buy domestic to help support the local fishing communities and economy of the Gulf,” said G.U.L.F. Assistant Director of Outreach & Engagement, John Fallon. “Our goal is to let people know that a Gulf seafood purchase is a sustainable purchase; one that comes from a well-managed fishery, and supports the men and women of our fishing industry.”
Partner restaurants will also be featured in the app. G.U.L.F. works as a sustainability resource for its partners, educating chefs and restaurant staff about seafood sustainability in the region.
“As chefs, we thrive on the ability to use fresh, diverse, and quality products, and the Gulf offers that up to us in spades,” said Chef Tenney Flynn, of local GW Fins. “We’re fortunate to have such a great resource right in our backyard, and with that comes the responsibility to conserve this valuable resource that defines the culture and economy of our entire region. The Gulf Seafood Guide app is a great tool to inform our guests about the wonderful local seafood that is available to them.”
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