Spatial and Temporal Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Growth and Productivity of Recreational and Commercial Fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico
University of Florida
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program
Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Changes in the productivity of recreational and commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico can have profound ecological and economic consequences. Next to issues of food and human safety, one of the most immediate questions following the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill, and subsequent use of dispersants, was to ask to what extent the spill impacted the growth and productivity of important recreational and commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico.