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April 16, 2014 -- The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” process on Tuesday and opened active National Response Center cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana. More
April 16, 2014 -- The U.S. Coast Guard today ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the extensive four-year active cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon accident. More
March 08, 2014 -- The Coast Guard has suspended its search for Benjamin Sorrells, a crewman from the fishing vessel AC III. UPDATE 2
March 07, 2014 -- United States Coast Guard rescue crews is continuing its search for a missing crewman from the fishing vessel AC III, 58 miles south of Mobile Bay, Alabama. More
January 29, 2014 -- The 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference is underway in Mobile, Alabama. More
January 09, 2014 -- The Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have extended the public review and comment period for the draft early restoration plan for projects across the Gulf states to February 19. More
October 03, 2013 -- BP Senior Vice President Geoff Morrell on Wednesday issued a statement in response to a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit setting aside the claim administrator's interpretation of the business economic loss framework in the settlement agreement reached last year in connection with the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 24, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has announced that the recreational fishing season for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in federal waters will open on August 1. More
June 20, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has extended the public comment period for the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan for restoring the Gulf Coast's ecosystem and economy until July 8. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center today reported that the Gulf Coast Incident Management Team has started transitioning back to the National Response Center for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, biological and etiological discharges into the environment. More
September 27, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel on October 17 in Point Clear, Alabama. More
August 31, 2012 -- The Salvation Army today is continuing disaster relief efforts in states affected by Hurricane Isaac by providing meals and volunteer service. More
August 26, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard has urged the maritime community to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac’s progress and take early action to protect themselves and their property. More
July 28, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet August 20 - 23 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, Louisiana. More
July 17, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Reef Fish Advisory Panel August 6 and 7 at its office in Tampa, Florida. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met to consider various issues. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Secretary of Commerce has named five appointments to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has issued a reminder that the recreational harvest of gag opens in the Gulf of Mexico's federal waters on July 1. More
June 05, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard will conduct an airborne-and-surface sensor performance test beginning June 16 in the vicinity of Dauphin Island, Alabama. More
April 18, 2012 -- The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council today announced that $60 million in early restoration projects will soon begin along the Gulf Coast in efforts to mitigate damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
April 05, 2012 -- Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour today spoke at a gathering of harbor pilots from states along the Gulf of Mexico, calling for increased investment in waterways infrastructure and a national strategic policy to prepare ports for increased cargo and container volume anticipated following the expansion of the Panama Canal. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety today released a new report which provides an analysis of residential building codes in the 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast. More
December 14, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees today released the Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment, the first in a series of plans for the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, for public comment. More
December 05, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force today released its final strategy for long term ecosystem restoration for the Gulf Coast, following extensive feedback from citizens throughout the region. More
October 27, 2011 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Huntsville, Alabama Mayor Tommy Battle have sent a letter to the Obama Administration requesting assistance in quickly finalizing all aspects of NASA programs that would reduce jobs losses in both communities incurred due to the end of the shuttle program and other NASA projects. More
May 27, 2011 -- Colonel Alvin J. Bedgood has been named commander of the Civil Air Patrol's Southeast Region. More
April 22, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team today released a preliminary report related to issues under the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard concerning the rig explosion and oil spill. More
April 21, 2011 -- The Natural Resource Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill today announced that BP has agreed to provide $1 billion toward early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico to address damages to natural resources caused by the spill. More
February 02, 2011 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today re-opened more than 4,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico to Royal Red shrimping after it was closed in November due to concerns of oil contamination from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
November 24, 2010 -- The National Oeanic and Atmospheric Administration has closed 4,213 square miles of Gulf of Mexico federal waters off Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to royal red shrimping due to tar balls in the net of a commercial shrimper. More
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