A short but bountiful coastline.


Alabama was once considered part of Florida, the Province of Carolina, a piece of the Louisiana Purchase and tied to Mississippi; today it has one of the smallest coastline boundaries in the Gulf region, but also one of the most beautiful, filled with white sugar beaches, marsh and oyster reefs. Although it’s famous for its fierce football rivalries, Alabama is also famously known as the most prolific processor of seafood products in the Gulf, despite only having 53 miles of coast. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is responsible for managing the fisheries in state waters. Alabama Seafood promotes and markets the seafood that is harvested in Alabama waters.



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