The goal of our Gulf Wild Conservation Covenants is to ensure ongoing conservation and improvements in Gulf fisheries. In addition, Gulf Wild fishermen believe even more can be done in the reef fish fishery to improve accountability and data collection, reduce discards, and rebuild fisheries in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Ultimately, no other seafood traceability program is as dynamic, robust or responsible.


Gulf Wild and the Shareholders' Alliance are supporting the testing and implementation of advanced electronic fishing vessel logbooks that will replace antiquated paper-and-pencil catch reporting and effectively to promote cooperative fisheries research between commercial fishermen and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). With positive outcomes, this will become an effective and efficient method for capturing real-time fishing data, integrating it with NMFS tools and reducing the time and inherent discrepancies associated with manual logbooks and reporting.

While this program is experimental in nature, its goal is to generate an exportable model that can be utilized by fishermen throughout the entire Gulf of Mexico.