Explore the details of different habitats and fishery management areas in the Gulf.
The gulf council managed a comprehensive database of ESA threatened coral locations in the Gulf of Mexico. Explore the ESA Coral explorer database.
Predictive modeling of deep-sea corals habitat can aid conservation planning as they are particular conservation concern due to their slow growth rates and vulnerability to disturbance.
Management areas are created by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to achieve the goals of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Spiny lobster trap fishing activities put sea turtles, smalltooth sawfish, and staghorn and elkhorn corals at risk.
The Gulf Council manages more than 142 species as part of the Coral Fishery Management Plan including four species on the Threatened Species List.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is considering changes to current Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) designation based on new information that has identified additional sensitive areas supporting deep-water corals in the Gulf.
This map visualize where EFH is located in the Gulf of Mexico by fishery management plan, to get the most out of the map use the pin or draw tool to see which EFH layers exist in any area of the Gulf