Dec. 22, 2010

TAA Update

Dec. 15, 2010

Gulf Coast Claims Facility Update

Dec. 13, 2010

CDSOA Update

Dec. 8, 2010

TAA Update

TAA Alert–Appeals

Dec. 6, 2010

Marine Safety Course

Dec. 1, 2010

Sunset Review Alert

November 30, 2010

CDSOA Update

Nov. 23, 2010

TAA News Update

Nov. 15, 2010

NOAA Re-opens More Federal Waters

Nov. 5, 2010

TAA Update

October 5, 2010

NOAA Re-opens Federal Waters South of the MS River Delta

Oct. 4, 2010

2011 TAA Petition

Congress Approves Coast Guard Bill with Fishing Safety Provisions

More on Coast Guard Bill

Oct. 1, 2010

NOAA Re-opens Federal Waters Southwest of the MS River

Sept. 28, 2010

NOAA Strategy for Future Reopenings(Corrected)

Sept. 22, 2010

TAA Approval Update

Sept. 21, 2010

Trade Adjustment Assistance Application Information Packet

Sept. 20, 2010

ROFFS(TM) Oceanographic Analysis (9/17/10)

Sept. 18, 2010

Application Deadline for Individual TAA Benefits

Sept. 10, 2010

TAA Application Assistance Meeting

TAA Media Advisory

Sept. 9, 2010

Update on SSA Activities re: Loggerhead Turtle Classification

Read the full letter to NOAA from Congressmen Ortiz and Jones

Sept. 3, 2010

NOAA Reopens Florida Panhandle to Fishing

Sept. 2, 2010

SSA Letter to Senators re: FDA & Imported Seafood Safety

Press Release: Alfred L. Wolff Honey Importations — Indictment

Bellevue Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges Over Counterfeit Honey Imports

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

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 12, 2010

U.S. Importer of Chinese-made Garment Hangers Arrested and Charged with Fraud, Smuggling and Money Laundering Related to Evasion of Antidumping Duties

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)

Commerce Department Finds that Vietnam Exporters Continue to Dump Shrimp in the U.S. Market; U.S. International Trade Commission Announces Provisional Schedule for Sunset Review

August 4, 2010

Federal Science Report Details the Fate of Oil from the BP Spill

July 28, 2010

DMR Offers Mississippi Shrimpers Free TED Gear

Former CEO of Seafood Importing Corporation Sentenced

July 27, 2010

MDEQ Update on Oil in Mississippi (7/26/10)

July 22, 2010

FL Season Advisory

July 21, 2010

TAA Application Update and CDSOA Deadline Reminder

MDEQ Update on Oil in Mississippi (7/18/10)

TAA Petition Accepted for Review

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)

SAFMC Update on Deepsea Coral

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)

Researchers Rescue Sea Turtle (article)

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

NOAA Final Rule to Implement the Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1

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 Senator requests 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

LA Update

FL Update

NOAA Closure Modification

June 3, 2010

Commerce Announces FL Fisheries Failure Determination

Preliminary CDSOA Amounts Available for FY2010

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

May 25, 2010

Department of Commerce Fishery Failure Announcement

Senator Vitter Aquaculture Bill

NOAA Closure

May 24, 2010

LA Status Update

LA Re-Opens Certain Waters

ROFFS(TM) Oceanographic Analysis

May 21, 2010

NOAA Closure

ROFFS(TM) Oceanographic Analysis (May 20)

May 20, 2010

LA Closures

Washington Post: EPA Demands Less-Toxic Dispersant

ROFFS(TM) Oceanographic Analysis

Senator Nelson letter to EPA, NOAA on dispersants (sent 5/12)

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

LDWF Opening Update

White House Fact Sheet: Oil Spill Legislative Package

FL Government Response to Oil Spill (original May 5, 2010)

May 11, 2010

Update from Senator Landrieu

NOAA Summary of Key Announcements

Fishing Closures Enforcement

NOAA Emergency Rule

May 10, 2010

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

May 6, 2010 Breaking News: LDWF Closure

May 6, 2010 Article on Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund

May 6, 2010 Breaking News: SBA Small Business Disaster Loans (Louisiana)

May 6, 2010 Breaking News: Senator Vitter asks for Loan Program

May 6, 2010: Important Information about Legal Contracts

May 6, 2010 Breaking News: NOAA Closure off of Texas

May 5, 2010

May 5, 2010: Fishermen can call the U.S. Coast Guard at 1-866-448-5816 about vessels that come into contact with oil

May 4, 2010

May 4, 2010 Breaking News: Information and Links from the Joint Information Center

May 4, 2010 Breaking News: Link to Oil Spill Information

May 4, 2010 Articles of Interest:

BBC on BP’s Funnel

Alabama Attorney General on BP Contracts

Press-Register on BP Contracts

May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010 Breaking News: LDWF Closure Update

May 3, 2010 Breaking News: USDA Accepts TAA Petition

May 3, 2010 Breaking News: Oil Spill Contacts

May 3, 2010 Breaking News: FL Seafood Safety

May 2, 2010 Breaking News: NOAA Issues 10-Day Closure

May 2010 Newsletter

May 1, 2010 Breaking News:Sea Grant Website

May 1, 2010 Breaking News: LDWF Closure Information

April 30, 2010 Breaking News:NOAA Update re: Oil Spill

April 29, 2010 Breaking News: SSA Reacts to Oil Spill

April 29, 2010 Breaking News: Shrimpers, Contract with BP

April 15, 2010 Breaking News:  SSA files Petition to make Domestic Shrimp Producers Eligible for TAA

Read the Full Petition here

April 13, 2010 Breaking News

April 6, 2010 Breaking News