Category Archives: Louisiana

GSSI recognises the Audubon Gulf United (G.U.L.F.) for lasting responsible fisheries management (RFM) certification program

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GULF of Mexico marine aquaculture pilot projects grants FY2018 funding opportunity; Submission  sought before Feb. 1, 2018

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‘BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to Gulf of Mexico natural resources’ – First-ever financial evaluation of 134-million-gallon spill’s impact

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DEEPWATER Horizon tragedy’s ongoing impacts: Scientists identify critical species from Gulf oil spill & enables monitoring of keystone species

Continue reading DEEPWATER Horizon tragedy’s ongoing impacts: Scientists identify critical species from Gulf oil spill & enables monitoring of keystone species

‘DIRTY Blizzard’ sent 2010 Gulf oil spill pollution to seafloor; Study finds Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacts lingered ‘much longer than expected’; Contaminants

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US Commercial & recreational saltwater fishing yielded $214 billion & supported 1.83 million jobs in 2014 – Fisheries Economics of the United States 2014

Continue reading US Commercial & recreational saltwater fishing yielded $214 billion & supported 1.83 million jobs in 2014 – Fisheries Economics of the United States 2014

“We have collectively held our tongues regarding the challenges that have plagued the wild shrimp industry… time to stop giving the Gulf a pass on bycatch” – Mazzetta

Continue reading “We have collectively held our tongues regarding the challenges that have plagued the wild shrimp industry… time to stop giving the Gulf a pass on bycatch” – Mazzetta

‘SIMPLE Solution’to some bycatch: Oceana urges Obama Admin to make wild-catch U.S. shrimping industry “more sustainable” by requiring TEDs on all shrimp trawls

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SIX-year anniversary… Oceana report highlights long-term impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil disaster; ‘$8.7 billion loss by 2020’

Continue reading SIX-year anniversary… Oceana report highlights long-term impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil disaster; ‘$8.7 billion loss by 2020’

5 years on: Researchers suggest Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact reached beyond Gulf of Mexico

Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact global

Researchers investigating the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sea turtles found that over 320,000 juvenile sea turtles from populations throughout the Atlantic Ocean were likely present in the northern Gulf of Mexico during the 87-day oil spill. The study, led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has important implications for international management and restoration efforts following oil spills.
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HIGH rate of reproductive failure in dolphins exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill; Effects “will be long-lasting” – NOAA

Continue reading HIGH rate of reproductive failure in dolphins exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill; Effects “will be long-lasting” – NOAA

POST-Deepwater Horizon oil spill: GULF Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council releases draft Initial Funded Priorities List

Continue reading POST-Deepwater Horizon oil spill: GULF Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council releases draft Initial Funded Priorities List

2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone ‘above average’; Heavy June rains, high July nutrient runoff in Mississippi River likely cause for increased size

Continue reading 2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone ‘above average’; Heavy June rains, high July nutrient runoff in Mississippi River likely cause for increased size

BELOW-average season for commercial harvest of brown shrimp in western Gulf of Mexico; Extreme flooding & ensuing lower salinity to blame

Continue reading BELOW-average season for commercial harvest of brown shrimp in western Gulf of Mexico; Extreme flooding & ensuing lower salinity to blame

“DEEPWATER Horizon oil spill contributed to high number of Gulf of Mexico dolphin deaths” – NOAA, “ongoing die-off”

Continue reading “DEEPWATER Horizon oil spill contributed to high number of Gulf of Mexico dolphin deaths” – NOAA, “ongoing die-off”

‘DISPERSANT used to clean Deepwater Horizon spill more toxic to corals than the oil’ – Pennsylvania researchers

Continue reading ‘DISPERSANT used to clean Deepwater Horizon spill more toxic to corals than the oil’ – Pennsylvania researchers

GULF of Mexico marine food web changes over the decades – “natural climate cycles and human activities are drivers” – NOAA study

Continue reading GULF of Mexico marine food web changes over the decades – “natural climate cycles and human activities are drivers” – NOAA study

AMERICAN workers “simply unwilling or unavailable” to do most labor-intensive jobs in seafood processing; U.S. DOL ruling means “The End” of Gulf processed seafood? 

Continue reading AMERICAN workers “simply unwilling or unavailable” to do most labor-intensive jobs in seafood processing; U.S. DOL ruling means “The End” of Gulf processed seafood?