The 2010 Great Goliath Grouper Count

UPDATE (October 2010) — The results of the count are in! A total of 312 goliath grouper were counted, an average of 5.3 fish per site. The information tended to agree with other work that has shown that more goliath grouper are found on high relief structure such as shipwrecks and concrete pilings and culvert.…

Vessel Decontamination

Boats may become contaminated as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Contaminated boats will have to be decontaminated. While the specifics of the decontamination process are still being worked out, here is the latest information for Florida. Please remember that this decontamination plan is preliminary and is subject to change without prior notice.…

Exercise Caution when Making Legal Decisions Related to Damages from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Since the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, law firms seeking clients for litigation related to the oil spill have been advertising their services throughout Florida and the Gulf region. Although you may be entitled to compensation from BP and other responsible parties for certain losses, you should exercise caution when making legal decisions,…

NOAA Oil Spill Fact Sheets for Florida

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has produced a variety of publications, fact sheets, and one-pagers about the effects of oil spills on coastal and marine resources. Florida Sea Grant has selected the publications most relevant to Floridians and posted them below, along with a brief description of each publication’s contents. All-Purpose Oil Spill Info…

Vessels of Opportunity

UPDATE: June 22, 2010. BP has posted new requirements for vessels of opportunity. Vessels are required to be commercial or charter fishing vessels, registered in the state in which they will be put to work, and registered within that state as a commercial vessel prior to March 31, 2010. (See BP Vessels of Opportunity site.)…

Economic Relief

This page was last updated on 9/02/2010. IMPORTANT NOTE: The claims process has changed substantially since the transfer of claims authority to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. As of August 23rd, 2010, all claims must be made through the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF). If you filed a claim with BP prior to August 23,…