Impact of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout on the economics of US Gulf fisheries

@article{Sumaila2012ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout on the economics of US Gulf fisheries},
  author={U. Rashid Sumaila and Andr{\'e}s M. Cisneros‐Montemayor and Andrew Dyck and Ling-Yee Huang and William W. L. Cheung and Jennifer Jacquet and Kristin M. Kleisner and Vicky W. Y. Lam and Ashley Mccrea-Strub and Wilf Swartz and Reg A. Watson and Dirk Zeller and Daniel Pauly},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={69},
  pages={499-510}
}
Marine oil spills usually harm organisms at two interfaces: near the water surface and on shore. However, because of the depth of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon well blowout, deeper parts of the Gulf of Mexico are likely impacted. We estimate the potential negative economic effects of this blowout and oil spill on commercial and recreational fishing, as well as mariculture (marine aquaculture) in the US Gulf area, by computing potential losses throughout the fish value chain. We find that the… 

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