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: Earlier stock assessments may be obtained upon request from Rene LeBreton,


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.