Pew’s Gulf of Mexico Projects Include Oyster Reef Restoration, Seagrass and Coral Conservation

Highlights from more than a decade of work to protect, rebuild coastal and ocean resources

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Pew’s Gulf of Mexico Projects Include Oyster Reef Restoration, Seagrass and Coral Conservation
oysterman feeds a gull
An oysterman feeds a gull while sorting his catch in St. Vincent Sound, Apalachicola Bay, Florida. If the state’s restoration plan proves successful, the bay—or parts of it—could reopen to sustainable wild harvest in the future.
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The Pew Charitable Trusts, a sponsor of the 2022 Gulf of Mexico Conference, brings nonpartisan scientific expertise to bear on some of the Gulf region’s most pressing issues, working to conserve ocean and coastal resources including fish, oysters, deep-sea corals, and seagrass. Pew partners with businesses, fishers, governments, educational institutions, and others to address challenges and find solutions.

Selected Pew research and analysis on the Gulf of Mexico:

Oyster Restoration and Conservation

Deep-Sea Coral Protections

Visit a collection of materials: Ancient Corals Need Protection From Modern Threats

Seagrass Conservation

Visit a collection of materials: Florida Plays Host to Abundant Seagrass

Florida’s Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve

Florida’s Apalachicola Bay Restoration

Fishery Ecosystem Plan

Forage Fish

Descending Devices

Bluefin Tuna

Spawning Protections at Western Dry Rocks

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Turtle on the coast
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Conserving Marine Life in the United States

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From mangroves and salt marshes to underwater coral reefs and seagrass meadows, nearshore habitats host abundant marine life and support the economic vitality of coastal communities across the United States.

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Where We Work: Gulf Coast

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Where We Work: Gulf Coast

The Gulf of Mexico is an environmental and economic powerhouse. Its 600,000 square miles are home to some of the nation’s most productive fishing grounds and oyster beds as well as deep-sea corals and the country’s largest continuous seagrass beds.