SSA’ s Comments to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility

The Southern Shrimp Alliance submitted comments to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) on February 16, 2011 regarding the proposed payment options, eligibility and substantiation criteria, and final payment methodology for individuals and businesses that claim to have suffered economic harm as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010.  The Alliance raised concerns and questions over […]

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Gulf Coast Claims Facility Announces Eligibility and Substantiation Criteria for the Calculation Methodology for Final and Interim Payments

Last week, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) released documents that detail the proposed payment options, eligibility and substantiation criteria, and final payment methodology for individuals and businesses that claim to have suffered economic harm as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010.  The documents, including sample calculations for individuals and businesses, and expert opinions and […]

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FYI–Gulf Coast Claims Facility Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2011 CONTACT: Debra DeShong Reed, Debra@PointBlankpa.com Amy Weiss, Amy@PointBlankpa.com GULF COAST CLAIMS FACILITY ADMINISTRATOR FEINBERG TO HOLD TOWN HALL MEETINGS IN ALABAMA and FLORIDA Feinberg To Explain Guidelines and Process For Interim & Final Payments and “Quick Pay” Claims From Independent Fund WHAT/WHO: Gulf Coast Claims Administrator Kenneth R. Feinberg will be returning to Alabama […]

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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 […]

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EPA Approves Undersea Dispersants, Ignores U.S. Fisheries Concerns

Tarpon Springs, Fla.—The decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow undersea use of chemical dispersants further endangers the already beleaguered commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Southern Shrimp Alliance, which represents the U.S. warmwater shrimp industry. “The EPA’s decision to allow the use of undersea dispersants on the BP oil spill requires environmental and […]

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Shrimpers Welcome Testing of Water Column

Tarpon Springs, Fla.—The Southern Shrimp Alliance, which represents the U.S. wild-caught shrimp industry in eight states, welcomed news that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be testing sediment samples from the seafloor in areas near the Deepwater Horizon oil spill sources. The Southern Shrimp Alliance has been one of the first and most vocal groups to express concern […]

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Long-term Effects of Dispersant Cause Concern for Shrimpers

Tarpon Springs, Fla.—The Southern Shrimp Alliance, which represents the U.S. wild-caught shrimp industry in eight states, has expressed concern to federal government agencies about the potentially harmful effects of the dispersants used by BP to break up the oil slick on the marine environment. “The Southern Shrimp Alliance is worried about the damages from the oil and additional impact of […]

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U.S. Shrimpers Assist in Oil Spill Clean-Up

Tarpon Springs, Fla.—U.S. shrimpers are contracting with BP to provide services during the comprehensive response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Shrimp vessels are being used to deploy booms in the Gulf of Mexico. “The Southern Shrimp Alliance encourages vessel owners to contact BP response coordinators for information on how you can use your vessel to assist in efforts to […]

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Reacts to Oil Spill

Tarpon Springs, Fla.—The Southern Shrimp Alliance, which represents the U.S. wild-caught shrimp industry, is monitoring closely the Deepwater Horizon oil spill located 30 miles off of the coast of Venice, Louisiana that could negatively impact the U.S. shrimp fisheries in five states. “The Southern Shrimp Alliance is currently in Washington, DC and monitoring the containment efforts and environmental impact the […]

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Shrimpers Welcome Hurricane Relief Package

Tarpon Springs, FL – The U.S. shrimp industry applauds the $106.5 billion 2006 emergency supplemental appropriations being considered  by the U.S. Senate that includes $27 billion in relief for the environmental and economic damages that resulted from the 2005 hurricane  season. “Eight months after the devastating 2005 hurricanes, several Gulf coast communities look as though the storms hit last week,” […]

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