Deepwater Horizon Spill

“The Southern Shrimp Alliance is worried about the damages from the oil and additional impact of dispersants on the marine environment—from plankton and shrimp larvae to protected marine mammals, seabirds and endangered species of sea turtles,” said John Williams, Executive Director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance.  “The shrimp industry is already facing closures that prevent us from working due to the oil spill.  While we are extremely grateful to the federal agencies for all they are doing, we cannot afford further damage from  the unintended effects of the clean-up efforts.”

Visit the Gulf Coast Claims Facility


6/10/10 Testimony to Congress on Federal Assistance Needed by the U.S. Shrimp Industry due to the BP Oil Spill
5/15/10 EPA Approves Undersea Dispersants, Ignores U.S. Fisheries Concerns
Read the full letter to NOAA and EPA about concern
5/10/10 Shrimpers Welcome Testing of Water Column During Oil SpillRead the full letter to NOAA and EPA about concern
5/5/10 Long-term Effects of Dispersants Cause Concern for ShrimpersRead the full letter to NOAA and EPA about concern
4/29/10 U.S. Shrimpers Assist in Oil Spill Clean-Up
4/27/10 SSA Reacts to Oil Spill


Nov. 15, 2010 NOAA Re-opens More Federal Waters
Oct. 5, 2010 NOAA Re-opens Federal Waters South of the MS River Delta
Oct. 1, 2010 NOAA Re-opens Federal Waters Southwest of the MS River
Sept. 28, 2010 NOAA Strategy for Future Reopenings (Corrected)
Sept. 20, 2010 ROFFS(TM) Oceanographic Analysis (9/17/10)
Sept. 3, 2010 NOAA Reopens Florida Panhandle to Fishing
Sept. 2, 2010 NOAA Reopens Northern Gulf to Fishing
August 26, 2010 Administration Launches Dockside Chats to Promote Gulf Seafood Safety Awareness
August 23, 2010 Gulf Coast Claims Facility Now Processing Spill Claims
August 20, 2010 Gulf Coast Claims Facility Now Processing Spill Claims
August 20, 2010 Meeting with Claims Administrator
Ken Feinberg Visit to Mississippi
August 19, 2010 Seafood Advisory Panel (letter below)
Senate letter to President (8/16/10)
August 10, 2010 NOAA Reopens More Than 5,000 Square Miles of Closed Gulf Fishing Area
MDMR and MDEQ Reopen All Mississippi Territorial Waters to Commercial Shrimp Fishing(8/6/10)
August 6, 2010 Chemical Dispersants Used in Gulf Oil Spill Don’t Hurt Seafood, FDA Says (Lyndsey Layton, Washington Post, 8/6/10)
August 4, 2010 Federal Science Report Details the Fate of Oil from the BP Spill
July 27, 2010 MDEQ Update on Oil in Mississippi (7/26/10)
July 21, 2010 MDEQ Update on Oil in Mississippi (7/18/10)
July 14, 2010 MS Update (7/13/10)
LA Oil Sightings (7/13/10)
LA Coastal Skimming Activities (7/13/10)
July 13, 2010 NOAA Update (7/13/10)
NOAA Fact Sheet (7/8/10)
July 12, 2010 NOAA Update (7/12/10)
ESF18 Update (7/12/10)
TX Brown Shrimp Season
MS Update (7/9/10)
July 7, 2010 ESF18 Update (7/7/10)
ESF18 Update (7/6/10)
July 6, 2010 ESF18 Update (7/5/10)
NOAA Closure Modification (7/4/10)
July 1, 2010 ESF18 Update
LDWF Update
June 29, 2010 MS Update
NOAA Spill Forecasts
Unified Command Open House
June 28, 2010 ESF18 Update
NOAA Closure Modification
LDWF Openings (issued 6/25)
June 25, 2010 ESF18 Update
June 24, 2010 MS Closure Correction
ESF18 Update
June 23, 2010 Mississippi Canyon 252 Event Louisiana State Update
ESF18 Update
NOAA Closure Modification
LDWF Openings
June 22, 2010 Gulf Coast Response
June 21, 2010 NOAA Update
ESF18 Update
June 17, 2010 LA Opening
June 16, 2010 Online Oil Mapping Tool
NOAA Closure Modification
BP Claims Report
BP Accelerated Payments of Commercial Large Loss Claims
LA Opening
June 15, 2010 LA Opening and Closure
LA DHH Oil Exposure Information
June 14, 2010 54 Senators request BP to establish an account with $20 billion
(SSA requested Congress create a compensation system on June 10th)
Deepwater Horizon Financial Accountability Website
Fishing closure off of Escambia County
LA State Update
Tropics Update
Weather Forecast
Deepwater Horizon Response Snap Shot
BP Claims Report
June 10, 2010 Testimony to Congress on Federal Assistance Needed by the U.S. Shrimp Industry due to the BP Oil Spill
Mississippi Response Update
LA Area Opening
June 9, 2010 FL Seafood Hotline
June 7, 2010 NOAA Closure
TX Sea Grant: Exercise caution when making oil spill compensation decisions
June 5, 2010 LA Update
June 4, 2010 NOAA Closure Modification
LA Update
FL Update
June 3, 2010 Commerce Announces FL Fisheries Failure Determination
June 2, 2010 MS Closure
Governor Crist letter to Secretary Locke
NOAA Closure Modification
May 31, 2010 NOAA Closure
May 28, 2010 NOAA Closure
“Fishing Disaster” Passes Senate
May 27, 2010 LA Update (posted 5/28)
Oil Spill Photos and Forecasting by NOAA
ROFFS(TM) Oceanographic Analysis
May 26, 2010 LA Re-Opens Certain Inside Waters
SBA Loans
LA Shrimp Season Opening
ROFFS(TM) Oceanographic Analysis
May 25, 2010 Department of Commerce Fishery Failure Announcement
Senator Vitter Aquaculture Bill
NOAA Closure
ROFFS(TM) Oceanographic Analysis
May 24, 2010 LA Status Update
LA Re-Opens Certain Waters
ROFFS(TM) Oceanographic Analysis
May 22, 2010 LA Closures
ROFFS(TM) Oceanographic Analysis
May 21, 2010 ROFFS(TM) Oceanographic Analysis
NOAA Closure
May 20, 2010 LA Closures
Washington Post: EPA Demands Less-Toxic Dispersant
ROFFS(TM) Oceanographic Analysis
May 19, 2010 Rep. Markey Letter on Dispersants
May 18, 2010 NOAA Closures
LA Update
May 17, 2010 NOAA Closures
BP Claims Summary
FL SBA Loans
May 14, 2010 Fishery Closure Questions
Lawsuit Information
FL Government Concerned about Misperceptions
Senator Vitter Requests Disaster Declaration
Interesting Link:
May 12, 2010 Senator Nelson letter to EPA, NOAA on dispersants (posted 5/20)
LDWF Opening Update
White House Fact Sheet: Oil Spill Legislative Package
May 11, 2010 Update from Senator Landrieu
NOAA Summary of Key Announcements
Fishing Closures Enforcement
NOAA Emergency Rule
May 10, 2010 NOAA: No Evidence that Shrimpers Caused Sea Turtle Strandings
LDWF Announces Opening Status Update
LDWF Announces Area Opening with Exceptions
LDWF Announces New Closures
May 7, 2010 NOAA Tests Deeper in Water Column
LDWF Shrimp Season
NOAA Extends Closure
May 6, 2010 LDWF Closure Update
Article on Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund
SBA Small Business Disaster Loans (Louisiana)
Senator Vitter asks for Loan Program
Important Information about Legal Contracts
NOAA Closure off of Texas
May 5, 2010 FL Government Response to Oil Spill
Fishermen can call the U.S. Coast Guard at 1-866-448-5816 about vessels that come into contact with oil
May 4, 2010 Information and Links from the Joint Information Center
Oil Spill Information Links
BBC on BP’s Funnel
Alabama Attorney General on BP Contracts
Press-Register on BP Contracts
May 3, 2010 LDWF Closure Update
USDA Accepts TAA Petition
Oil Spill Contacts
FL Seafood Safety
May 2, 2010 NOAA Issues 10-Day Closure
May 1, 2010 Sea Grant Website
LDWF Closure Information
April 30, 2010 NOAA Update re: Oil Spill
April 29, 2010 BP’s Vessels of Opportunities Program

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