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Official Status of BP Settlement Means Conservation Can Finally Roll On

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A few signatures kick off the next phase of oil spill recovery that could revive long-term habitat health in the Gulf BP and a federal judge have finally made it official—the historic settlement between the states, the federal government, and BP has been signed. Now, the Gulf of Mexico’s fish, wildlife, and habitat—not to mention […]

Sculpting With Sand: How Oil Spill Penalties Are Bringing Back Vanishing Dunes and Beaches

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Countless anglers leaving from Grand Isle and Port Fourchon in the late-spring and summer venture to Elmer’s Island, and the adjacent Fourchon Beach, each year in search of speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and the occasional drag-screaming jack crevalle. Others go there simply to put out crab lines and enjoy a relaxing day of beachcombing and […]

Five Years Later: Oil Spill Penalties Are No Anniversary Gift—But They Can Have Benefits

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A Gulf Coast angler and fisheries conservationist reflects on the days following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill—and the ongoing recovery efforts. A longtime charter captain and friend, Darryl Carpenter, called me from Grand Isle at about noon on Tuesday, April 21, 2010. I was sitting at my desk at the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration […]

Five years later: is the Gulf Coast recovering?

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Captain Ryan Lambert has plied the waters near the mouth of the Mississippi River for more than three decades, taking hunters and fishermen from across the world to pursue speckled trout and redfish and hunt ducks out of his Cajun Fishing Adventures operation in Buras, La. In that time, Lambert’s favorite and most productive fishing […]