Gulf Sea Grant oil spill team publishes two bulletins focused on Gulf seafood and fisheries

October 01, 2015

By Cindie Powell

Oil spill science specialists at the Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant programs have released two publications that synthesize peer-reviewed oil spill science for a broad range of general audiences.

Fisheries Landings and Disasters in the Gulf of Mexico examines historical fisheries landings data within the context of man-made and natural disasters.

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill's Impact on Gulf Seafood shares results from federal, state and independent seafood testing after the spill.

The Gulf Sea Grant oil spill science outreach program is a partnership with the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), a 10-year research program that was established by a $500 million commitment from BP in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. GoMRI provides support to the Sea Grant programs of the Gulf of Mexico (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi-Alabama and Florida) for an extension and outreach effort to increase the use of oil spill science by people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf. The four oil spill science specialists, one at each of the four Sea Grant programs, work together topics to publish bulletins and host seminars focused on the latest oil spill-related research findings.

For more information, contact Christine Hale, Texas Sea Grant’s Oil Spill Science Outreach Specialist, at chris.hale@tamu.edu or 361-825-6215.

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Texas Sea Grant is a unique partnership that unites the resources of the federal government, the State of Texas and universities across the state to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit the economy, the environment and the citizens of Texas. It is administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is one of 33 university-based Sea Grant Programs around the country. Texas Sea Grant is a non-academic research center in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University. The program’s mission is to improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine resources.