Oil Spill Science Seminar: Technology and Deepwater Horizon – August 30

Greetings,   The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program is excited to announce our latest seminar. Please help spread the word through your networks:   Available via ONLINE streaming & in-person!   Technology and Deepwater Horizon August 30th, 2016 In-person participants: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm (Eastern) Online participants: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Eastern)/8:00 am – 11:00 am […]

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Oil Spill Science Seminar: Sharing Gulf Science Discoveries for Management

The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team has an exciting announcement about an upcoming seminar. Please help spread the word through your networks:          Join our latest science seminar called “Sharing Gulf Science Discoveries for Management” in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 OR view the seminar live on the web from anywhere. The flyer is attached […]

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Two Upcoming Sea Grant Oils Spill Science Seminar

Greetings! The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Program will be hosting two seminars in the month of April. Please help us spread the word and pass along the attached flyers. Chilling with your chums: How did the oil spill impact Gulf Fisheries? April 6, 2016 in Austin, TX To register: https://gulfseagrant.wordpress.com/oilspilloutreach/presentations/chilling-with-your-chums/ During this social, local scientists will speak about the […]

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New publications and science seminar focus on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s

The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Team has released its first oil spill science outreach publications. These publications share the latest science about: Fisheries Landings and Disasters in the Gulf of Mexico – Learn about historical fisheries landings data within the context of manmade and natural disasters. Explore why this data is important for fisheries management.   The Deepwater […]

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Settling With BP? Maximize Your Settlement Through Tax Planning

Many individuals and businesses in the domestic shrimp industry have already received settlement funds from BP with respect to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and many others will be receiving funds in the near future.  In order to maximize the benefit you receive from any such settlement, be sure to consult with your accountant or other tax advisor to ensure […]

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GCCF Makes “Four Times” Payment Methodology Retroactive To Those Who Previously Accepted “Two Times” Payment Offers

As expected and previously communicated by SSA (see SSA’s December 21, 2011 Member Alert: http://www.shrimpalliance.com/?p=1023), the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) has made the decision to apply the “four times 2010 losses” methodology for claimants in the shrimp and crab industries to claimants who previously settled for “two times 2010 losses.” Following the GCCF’s November 30, 2011 announcement to increase […]

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Court Limits Impact of Previously Ordered 6% Hold-back on GCCF Claims

On January 18, 2012, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana issued an Order Amending and Superseding the Court’s Previous Orders of December 28, 2011, and January 4, 2012 related to a 6% hold-back requirement on all payments made by or on behalf of defendants in the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), including payments made by the GCCF. […]

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DOJ Challenges 6% Holdback of Final Payments Made by GCCF

In a court filing on January 12, the Department of Justice challenged the decision by U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier to set aside six percent of all claims payments made by the GCCF after December 30.  The money set aside would be held in escrow to fund expenses of trial lawyers affiliated with the plaintiff’s steering committee in litigation […]

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SSA Confident that GCCF Will Apply Final Payment Methodology Modifications to Claimants Who Previously Accepted Final Offers

On November 30, 2011, the GCCF announced modifications to the final payment methodology for members of the shrimp and crab industries who have been harmed by the BP oil spill.  Specifically, for claimants in these industries, those modifications would increase final payment amounts from two- to four-times demonstrated losses.  However, the GCCF also noted that the modifications would not apply […]

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