Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Recovery July 22, 2010 Day 92. Overview. Louisiana’s forward command centers located in Grand Isle, Venice and Hopedale for field staff. Approximately 200 LDWF staff on the coast at all times patrolling waters, beaches and islands.
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Oil Spill Recovery
July 22, 2010 Day 92
Louisiana’s forward command centers located in Grand Isle, Venice and Hopedale for field staff. Approximately 200 LDWF staff on the coast at all times patrolling waters, beaches and islands.
100 Fisheries biologists
80 Enforcement agents
35 Wildlife biologists
150 Boats with air support
9 Public Information & Outreach staff
Management & Assessment
Agents inspect vessels fishing in closed areas and return all caught seafood to the water.
Species & Habitat Impact
Birds - 3,766 total birds collected within five-state impact area (LA, MS, AL, FL, TX) (7/21/10)
- 1,008 collected alive
- 1,029 DOA or euthanized after unsuccessful rehabilitation
709 sea turtles collected in the five-state impact zone
- 108 collected in Louisiana
67 dolphin collected from the five-state impact area, all DOA.
- 37 dolphins from Louisiana waters
Public Information Office Role
Social Media Coverage
10 videos with 11,540 total views
CNN and ABC Nightly News
PIO Joel Courtney documented all department activities with video ranging from enforcement activities to seafood sampling.
Vanity Fair covering turtle rescue with LDWF fisheries and enforcement staff.
LDWF biologist Mike Carloss with HBO film crew for a documentary on the department’s role in the oil spill recovery.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
PO Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA