MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) – The Governor's Office is announcing the creation of a new commission that will work to increase business for Alabama's seafood industry.
Governor Bentley signed the order for the creation of the Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission on Friday. The commission will provide "advice, oversight, management and encouragement to the marketing of Alabama seafood."
"Our state's seafood industry has a significant impact on our state's economy," Governor Bentley said. "Because of last year's oil spill, Alabama businesses dependant on the seafood industry have suffered great financial losses. This commission will benefit those businesses, from the fishermen to the restaurant owner."
The commission will be made up of 15 members appointed by Bentley that represent industries related to the seafood industry.