Please find the following Fishermen’s Gear Compensation Program incident sites for February 2016.
**Note: Due to regulation changes that become final on October 20, 2014, the Fishermen’s Gear Compensation Fund will no longer publish the incident sites in the Louisiana Register. Rather, the information will be updated on the Fish Gear website found here: http://dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=100&pnid=192&nid=200
A downloadable .kmz file is available under the “Incident Site Map” heading for viewing in Google Earth. This file shows all of the incident sites from when OCM started tracking coordinate data (somewhere around 2002/2003). I will still send monthly emails with the info, however you will now have a new avenue to view the data.
In accordance with the provisions of R.S. 56:700.1 et. seq., notice is given that 5 claims in the amount of $20,798.34 were received for payment during the period February 1, 2016 – February 29, 2016
There were 5 paid and 0 denied.
Latitude/Longitude Coordinates of reported underwater obstructions are:
29 08.136 89 24.492 PLAQUEMINES
29 12.037 90 38.720 TERREBONNE
29 20.311 89 59.092 JEFFERSON
29 23.998 89 58.175 JEFFERSON
29 57.209 93 20.256 CAMERON
A list of claimants and amounts paid can be obtained from Gwendolyn Thomas, Administrator, Fishermen’s Gear Compensation Fund, P.O. Box 44277, Baton Rouge, LA 70804 or you can call (225)342-9388.