CRGC Releases Database of Oil Spill Claim Sources

4448/4489Since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill, there has been extensive data collection across the Gulf of Mexico region to better understand the economic impacts of the disaster, particularly on the fishing, seafood, and tourism industries in Gulf Coastal communities that were affected by the spill. There has also been a need to locate claims related to the oil spill— either made or paid out.

The new resource uses a variety of potential sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau, to help businesses, researchers, community members, and other stakeholders locate information about fisheries, tourism, and oil spill claims. The database is intended to introduce users to information sources that may be less widely known than standard economic activity databases.

Database of Potential Sources on Fisheries, Tourism, and Oil Spill Claims