Federal and state agencies are restoring the Gulf after the largest oil spill in the United States. $2.4 billion in settlement funds were committed to habitat and resource restoration through 2020. Settlement payments will continue through 2031.
Gulf of Mexico reef fish anglers and charter boat captains: Improve your skills, earn gear, and support a healthy Gulf through “Return ‘Em Right.” This Gulf-wide effort is giving you the tools to ensure the fish we release live to fight another day.
NOAA, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, and university and private sector partners are working with the recreational fishing community to better understand catch and release tools and support fish restoration projects.
After four years of success, the RESTORE Council Approved almost $12 million for GulfCorps to continue work for an additional four years, restoring habitat and boosting local economies to help the Gulf Coast recover after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Funded by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement, eleven restoration projects are planned across all five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico, and sites in Mexico and on the Atlantic coast of Florida.