FIN Data Management System

Commercial Landings Data for the Gulf States

The FIN "Commercial Landings" database stores landings data as captured by state "Commercial Dealers" which are reported by state "Commercial Fishermen". This data is then collected by the respective state, reviewed, and forwarded to the FIN warehouse for loading. It should be noted that FIN performs quality data checks but in relation, accepts this data "as is" from each state.

Due to federal and state regulations that prohibit public disclosure of data that could lead to the identification of the contributing individual or individuals, access to detailed data is limited to those users with confidential accounts. Public non-confidential data are summarized by Year, State, and Species to abide by the rules of confidentiality.

A confidential account will allow access to tables in the Data Warehouse that display non-confidential data as well as displaying confidential data to which you have been granted access.

For further details on how we protect confidential data

Public Access

Public access of the summary level landings and other GSMFC public data sets are currently available at our GSMFC Public Databases website.

Any questions regarding the summary level state data should be directed to the appropriate state representative as listed below.

State Name Phone Number
Alabama Nicole Beckham (251) 968-7577
Florida Steve Brown (727) 896-8626
Mississippi Darrin Stewart (228) 374-5000
Louisiana Mike Harden (225) 765-2371
Texas Justin Esslinger (361) 729-2328

Recreational Catch and Harvest Estimates for the Gulf States

The data used in the FIN warehouse for Recreational Catch, Harvest and Effort estimates is based on the National Marine Fisheries Service, Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP). As MRIP staff complete estimates of catch they are transferred to the FIN database. For more specific information on the Recreational Fisheries Statistics Program please see the Recreational Fisheries Statistics Program web pages.

Confidential User Access Forms

GSMFC confidential partner access is available and can be attained by completely filling out the following two (2) forms:

1. Statement of Non-Disclosure. Your Supervisor or Program Manager needs to sign it and mail it to

Fisheries Science Center
ATTN: Patrick Cope
75 Virginia Beach Dr.
Miami, FL 33149

"for approval". Enclose a self addressed stamped envelope with a note requesting a copy of the "Statement" be returned to you (Ref: NOAA Administrative Order 216-100).

2. After you receive your approved, signed copy of the "Statement of Non-Disclosure", fill out the "FIN Confidential User ID Request" form. Mail this form along with your approved "Statement of Non-Disclosure" to:

Attn: FIN Data Manager
2404 Government St
Ocean Springs, MS. 39564


Other Commission Sites

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (228) 875 5912
  • Email:
  • Address:
    2404 Government Street
    Ocean Springs, MS 39564