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By Julie Lively

Several stock assessments that were previously unreleased due to ongoing Deepwater Horizon litigation have been released. 

 

Recently released assessments include:

·     Update Assessment of Blue Crab

·     Update Assessment of Striped Mullet

·     Assessment of Black Drum

·     Assessment of Southern Flounder

·     Assessment of Sheepshead

·     Update Assessment of Spotted Seatrout

·     Oyster Stock Assessment – 2014

A list of recent LDWF fisheries stock assessments can be found at: www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/stock-assessments. Earlier stock assessments may be obtained upon request from Rene LeBreton, rlebreton@wlf.la.gov.

 

On April 4th, 2016, the Court approved the settlement between the United States, the five Gulf States and BP for damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

 

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