Gulf of Mexico

Restoring the Gulf Beyond the Shore - Part 2

Gulf restoration must address marine wildlife and their habitats

Restoring the Gulf Beyond the Shore - Part II is a resource for decision-makers like the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees as they consider effective, innovative approaches in the next few years to restore the Gulf of Mexico’s open ocean environment. This builds on the broad set of restoration projects Ocean Conservancy proposed in 2014. This informative guide includes what we consider the most effective, practical, and innovative approaches to achieve successful Gulf-wide restoration beyond the shore in the next few years. Part II focuses specifically on fish populations, as well as corals and deep-water communities, as these resources were severely injured by the oil disaster.

The $20 billion BP settlement includes more than $1 billion to restore the open ocean over the next 15 years. With this $1 billion fund, we finally have a chance to restore the Gulf beyond the shore. It’s now the time to make wise investments for the Gulf’s open ocean.

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