What We Do

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The mission of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance is to enhance the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico through increased regional collaboration.

The five U.S. Gulf States (of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) face similar challenges and concerns regarding the Gulf Coast and its waters.  Through the Alliance, the Gulf States can manage the Gulf with a comprehensive, ecosystem approach.  The Gulf of Mexico Alliance structure allows state and federal agency partners to focus funding priorities on the needs of the Gulf.  Equally important, the Alliance also provides a forum to share knowledge and expertise as well as an opportunity to collaborate to reduce duplication of effort.