Investigating the Fisheries Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster through Socioeconomic Surveys

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of South Alabama

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Alabama

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Fish / Fish Habitats Community and Human Health

Project Description

Following the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, nearly all marine fishery stocks and nearshore habitats in the northern Gulf of Mexico (nGOM) were surrounded with unprecedented uncertainty due to the massive volume of released oil, use of chemical dispersants, and drastic reduction in fishing effort. Large-scale efforts to resolve uncertainty and determine which fishery stocks or habitats were potentially most affected are underway but will take several years while many agencies are already developing recovery and restoration plans.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

Project ID: 234
Project Name: Investigating the Fisheries Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster through Socioeconomic Surveys
SourceUID: 69
Latitude: 30.69666671
Longitude: -88.18295577
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Mobile
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s): Community and Human Health
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: University of South Alabama
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Sean Powers
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 251-861-2141 x 2284
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 95382
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 95382
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0