Consolidated Fish and Wildlife Report Available On-line
ROBERT, La. - Unified Area Command has consolidated a report of fish and wildlife collected in the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill impact area. The report is updated each day at noon and is available in Transcripts & Documents.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Park Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), state natural resource agencies, non-governmental organizations and many others are working together to monitor, assess and minimize impacts to our nation’s fish and wildlife resources resulting from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
BP contracted wildlife rehabilitation organizations to collect and rehabilitate injured wildlife recovered in the spill area. USFWS, NOAA and state fish and wildlife agencies are working closely with the contracted organizations to compile data accurately, complete necessary testing and support field activities.
As part of the long-term monitoring and restoration of our nation’s natural resources, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Commerce, along with other federal agencies, and state and tribal governments will conduct a Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program to restore natural resources injured by contamination. More information on this program is available at the Fish and Wildlife Service website.