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  • Tracking Invasive Gulf Species

    Tracking Invasive Gulf Species

    National Invasive Species Awareness Week is Feb. 25-March 3. According to the National Wildlife Federation, some 42 percent of threatened or endangered species are at risk because of invasives.

  • Construction in progress for Gulf Shoreline Stabilization Project in Louisiana

    Construction in progress for Gulf Shoreline Stabilization Project in Louisiana

    With construction in progress for the Gulf Shoreline Stabilization Project at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and other partners celebrated last week the work done to minimize coastal erosion in the refuge, located in Cameron and Vermilion parishes.

  • Glaveston Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Meet

    Glaveston Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Meet

    The Texas Trustee Implementation Groupwill hold the 2018 annual public meetingon October 15, 2018 at Texas A&M University in Galveston, Texas. There we'll provide an update on the work we have accomplished since the historic settlement with BP. We'll also highlight a few of our ongoing restoration projects and talk about our plans for future efforts.

  • Red Snapper Abundance in Gulf of Mexico Being Estimated by Scientific Team

    Red Snapper Abundance in Gulf of Mexico Being Estimated by Scientific Team

    A team of university and government scientists, selected by an expert review panel convened by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Boaters Warned by Coast Guard as T.D. Harvey Heads for Gulf Coast

    Boaters Warned by Coast Guard as T.D. Harvey Heads for Gulf Coast

    The U.S. Coast Guard is advising mariners to take precautionary measures to secure all watercraft before the arrival of Tropical Depression Harvey Friday evening along the Texas and Louisiana coasts.

  • Gulf Red Snapper Management Proposal from Legislators

    Gulf Red Snapper Management Proposal from Legislators

    Sen. Cassidy, Rep. Graves and Colleagues Propose a Better Way to Manage Gulf Red Snapper Washington, D.C. – The recreational fishing and boating community today applauded the introduction of the RED SNAPPER Act, a bill to improve the way the recreational red snapper fishery is managed in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill was introduced with bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress. Original cosponsors include Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and John Kennedy (R-La.); and Congressmen Garret Graves (R-La.); Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.); Randy K. Weber, Sr. (R-Texas); Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.); Blake Farenthold (R-Texas); Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.); Clay Higgins (R-La.); Steven M. Palazzo (R-Miss.); Austin Scott (R-Ga.); and Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.).

  • 76 Million Acres Offered in Gulf of Mexico Region-Wide Oil and Gas Lease Sale

    76 Million Acres Offered in Gulf of Mexico Region-Wide Oil and Gas Lease Sale

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that the Department would offer 75.9 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development. The region-wide lease sale scheduled for August 16, 2017 would include all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and provide a reduced royalty rate for shallow water leases to encourage exploration and production under current market conditions.

  • New Seafloor Map Reveals Gulf of Mexico Details

    New Seafloor Map Reveals Gulf of Mexico Details

    National Geographic The floor of the Gulf of Mexico is one of the most geologically interesting stretches of the Earth's surface. The gulf's peculiar history gave rise to a landscape riddled with domes, pockmarks, canyons, faults, and channels — all revealed in more detail than ever before by a new 1.4 billion-pixel map.

  • Oil Rig Fire in Gulf of Mexico

    Oil Rig Fire in Gulf of Mexico

    Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraftNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a fire on an oil production platform near Grand Isle, Louisiana, Thursday.

  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Causes Coastal Land Loss, According to NASA

    Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Causes Coastal Land Loss, According to NASA

    The Louisiana shoreline in Barataria Bay during the peak of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill crisis. Photo by Bruce A. Davis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  • NOAA Plan to Restore Pelagic Gulf Fishes

    NOAA Plan to Restore Pelagic Gulf Fishes

    The Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) is implementing a project to help restore pelagic fish in the Gulf. This project will benefit the Gulf of Mexico in the short- and long-term and will compensate for impacts from the spill.

  • Red Snapper Weekend Season Reopens

    Red Snapper Weekend Season Reopens

    2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state weekend season reopens Sept. 2 The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) will reopen Sept. 2 and remain open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day.

  • Gulf Red Snapper Season Set

    Gulf Red Snapper Season Set

    At its April 13 meeting in Jupiter, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters.The 2016 season will open Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 7.

  • Studies Needed on Gulf Conservation Projects, Says Researcher

    Studies Needed on Gulf Conservation Projects, Says Researcher

    The settlement of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill fines — the largest pollution penalty in history — will bring an unprecedented opportunity to spend billions of dollars on restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico region.

  • Florida Gulf Recreational Snook Harvest Closes Tomorrow

    Florida Gulf Recreational Snook Harvest Closes Tomorrow

    Florida Gulf Recreational Snook Harvest Closes Tomorrow

  • Red Tide Again Showing Off Florida's Gulf Coast

    Red Tide Again Showing Off Florida's Gulf Coast

    Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, are present along and offshore of Bay and Gulf counties and adjacent to Franklin County in northwest Florida, and along and offshore of Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida.

  • Gulf Council to Meet in Galveston, Texas

    Gulf Council to Meet in Galveston, Texas

    The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet October 5 - 8, 2015, at the Hilton Galveston Island Hotel in Galveston, Texas. Committee meetings will convene Monday at 8:30 am, concluding at 11:00 am Wednesday.

  • Gulf Council Recommends Increase in Recreational Red Snapper Allowable Catch

    Gulf Council Recommends Increase in Recreational Red Snapper Allowable Catch

    Recreational anglers scored a minor triumph yesterday, as the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to recommend an increase in our red snapper allocation from 49% to 51.5% of the total allowable catch.

  • Graves-Miller Bill Will Better Conserve Gulf Red Snapper, Improve Access

    Graves-Miller Bill Will Better Conserve Gulf Red Snapper, Improve Access

    “States are simply better equipped to manage the fishery -- and more aware of its importance”

  • Five Years After The Spill, Settlement Provides for Meaningful Gulf of Mexico Restoration

    Five Years After The Spill, Settlement Provides for Meaningful Gulf of Mexico Restoration

    BATON ROUGE, LA – Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster that claimed 11 lives and dumped nearly 3.2 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP.