Coexistence of fishing and oil and gas industries in the Gulf of Mexico

  • J R Brashier
  • Published 1988 in
    OCEANS '88. 'A Partnership of Marine Interests…

Abstract

Fishing and oil production coexist in the Northem Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Oil and gas activities on its Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) have increased from 890,000 acres under lease, less than 100 platforms and 6.7 million barrels of oil produced in 1955 -to 21 million acres under lease, 3,350 platforms and 340 million barrels of oil produced in 1986. In the… (More)

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