The Gulf Council Launches Redesigned Coral Portal Website to Enhance Understanding of Corals, Habitats, and Related Species

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery has reinvented its Coral Portal website. The newly designed site features improved visuals with the following resources:

  • Interactive maps displaying locations of corals, habitats, and fishery management areas in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Tools used to support fisheries management decisions
  • Educational resources designed to enhance your understanding of corals, habitats, and fish species that depend on them
  • Downloadable supporting files, metadata, and related publications.

Development of the site is funded by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program. This project aims to share environmental information associated with corals and fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico with stakeholders across the Gulf that engage in business, recreation, and research.

Visit the site at: http://portal.gulfcouncil.org/

Contents will be added regularly to the Coral Portal. We encourage you to contact us at portal@gulfcouncil.org if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

About Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional Fishery Management Councils established by the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Council prepares fishery management plans, which are designed to manage fishery resources within the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico.

Emily Muehlstein

Public Information Officer