Public Consultation: Benchmark Report for the 

G.U.L.F. Sustainable Seafood Program


The 30-day public consultation on the GSSI Benchmark Report for the G.U.L.F. Sustainable Seafood Program closed on September 7, 2018. Thank you to all stakeholders for your active particiatpation. 

G.U.L.F. applied for GSSI recognition of its Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification in January 2018, and has been benchmarked against the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool on:

  • Section A (Governance),
  • Section B (Operational Management),
  • and Section D (Fisheries).

The Benchmark Committee, together with the Indepedent Experts and ASC will now review and address all comments that were received. GSSI's Benchmark Committee will then provide the Steering Board with a final reocmmendation on recongition. All comments and responses will be made publicaly available after the GSSI Steering Board's final decision on recognition. 

For more Information on the Benchmark Process have a look at our factsheet.  

Established in 2012, G.U.L.F. is the sustainable seafood program under Audubon Nature Institute. G.U.L.F. works with the seafood supply chain, from harvesters to retailers, fishery management agencies, and consumers to ensure that fisheries in our region thrive for the benefit of future generations. Through education and outreach, restaurant engagement, fishery improvement projects, and third-party assessment and certification, G.U.L.F. pledges to promote sustainable practices, foster a community invested in Gulf fisheries, and create a more stable and confident fishing industry. Visit for more information.

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Special Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.