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Fishery Disaster Determinations

Southeast Region

Below is a summary of fishery disaster determinations for the Southeast Region (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) in chronological order. Click the name for additional information on each determination, including the disaster request, decision letter, press release, and funding authority. A full list of all fishery disaster determinations is also available.

   
   

1. Hurricane Hugo, 1989 and Hurricane Andrew, 1992


Fishery/Area Affected:  N/A Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  N/A
Request Date:    N/A Request Letter:   N/A
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   8/2/1995 Press Release:  N/A
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause
Determination Authority:  IFA 308(b) Determination Letter:  N/A
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 102-396 Amount:   $10,000,000

4. Gulf of Mexico Hurricane Disasters, 1995


Fishery/Area Affected:  Gulf of Mexico Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:   N/A
Request Date:    N/A Request Letter:  N/A
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   8/2/1995 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (Hurricane and Flooding: 1992 Hurricane Andrew; 1994 Tropical Storms Alberto and Beryl; 1996 Hurricanes Allison, Erin, Opal)
Determination Authority:  IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 102-396 Amount:   $15,000,000

8. Gulf of Mexico Red Tide, 1996-1997


Fishery/Area Affected:  Oyster and Finfish Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. Kirk Fordice (MS) and M.J. Mike Foster, Jr. (LA);  Larry B. Simpson, Executive Director, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
Request Date:  11/22/1996, 10/10/1997, 7/25/1997
Request Letter:  MS   GSMFC   LA
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Denied Determination Date:   8/7/98 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  N/A
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter:   N/A
Appropriation
Funding Authority:   N/A Amount:   N/A

9. Gulf of Mexico Flooding Events, 1997


Fishery/Area Affected:  LA and MS Brown Shrimp Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. M.J. Mike Foster, Jr. (LA);  Larry B. Simpson (Executive Director, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission)
Request Date:  10/10/1997, 7/25/1997 Request Letter:  GSMFC   LA
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   8/7/1998 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (1997 Flooding)
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 105-18 Amount:   $2,000,000

12. Florida Trap, 1998


Fishery/Area Affected:  Spiny Lobster and Stone Crab (Monroe County, FL) Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Jeb Bush (FL)
Request Date:  3/30/1999 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   9/20/1999 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (1998 Hurricanes Mitch and Georges)
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 106-246 Amount:   $4,800,000

15. North Carolina, 1999


Fishery/Area Affected:  Blue Crab, White Shrimp, Oyster, Scallop, Flounder, Snapper, and Grouper Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Jim Hunt (NC)
Request Date:    N/A Request Letter:  N/A
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   9/22/1999 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (Hurricanes Dennis, Floyd, and Irene)
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 106-246 Amount:   $5,900,000

23. Georgia Blue Crab, 2003


Fishery/Area Affected:   Blue Crab Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Roy Barnes (GA)
Request Date:  12/11/2002 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   5/14/2003 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:  N/A
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 108-7 Amount:   $5,000,000

29. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 2005


Fishery/Area Affected:  Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester: Govs. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (LA), Bob Riley (AL), Haley Barbour (MS), and Jeb Bush (FL)
Request Date:  12/9/2005 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:  Approved Determination Date:  9/8/2005, 10/3/2005 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (Hurricane)
Determination Authority:  IFA 308(d), MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 110-28   PL 109-234 Amount:   $213,000,000

35. Florida Shark, 2007-2008


Fishery/Area Affected:   Shark Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Charlie Crist (FL) (Rick Scott)
Request Date:  2/29/2008 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Denied Determination Date:   4/7/2011 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:   N/A
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:   N/A Amount:   N/A

39. Gulf of Mexico Fisheries, 2008  (Gustav and Ike)


Fishery/Area Affected:   Gulf of Mexico Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA)
Request Date:  9/3/2008 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   9/16/2008 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (Hurricanes Gustav and Ike)
Determination Authority:  IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 110-329 Amount:   $47,000,000

44. Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Longline, 2009


Fishery/Area Affected:   Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Charlie Crist (FL) (Rick Scott)
Request Date:  5/6/2009 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Denied Determination Date:    4/7/2011 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:   N/A
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:   N/A Amount:   N/A

49. Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Oil Spill, 2010


Fishery/Area Affected:  Gulf of Mexico (LA, MS, AL and FL) Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. Bobby Jindal (LA) and Haley Barbour (MS)
Request Date:  4/29/2010, 4/30/2010 Request Letter:    LA   MS
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:  Approved Determination Date:  5/25/2010, 6/3/2010
Cause of Disaster:  Human Cause (Oil spill) Press Release:  FL  GoM
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination  Letter:  LA  MS  AL  FL
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    PL 111-212 Amount:   $26,000,000

54. Mississippi River Flood, 2011 (Louisiana)


Fishery/Area Affected:  Louisiana Commercial Fisheries Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA)
Request Date:  5/13/2011 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Withdrawn Determination Date:    4/9/2012 Press Release:  N/A
Cause of Disaster:   N/A
Determination Authority:   N/A Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  N/A Amount:   N/A

55. Mississippi River Flood, 2011 (Mississippi)


Fishery/Area Affected:  Mississippi Commercial Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Haley Barbour (MS) (Dewey Phillip Bryant)
Request Date:  6/22/2011 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:    9/12/2012 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (Flooding)
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 113-76 Amount:   $10,941,828

57. Texas Red Tide, 2011


Fishery/Area Affected:  Oyster Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Rick Perry (TX)
Request Date:  3/26/2012 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:  Denied Determination Date:   10/5/2012 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:   N/A
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b)(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  N/A Amount:   N/A

59. Florida Oyster, 2012


Fishery/Area Affected:  Oyster, FL Panhandle and Apalachicola Bay Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Rick Scott (FL)
Request Date:  9/6/2012, 11/7/2012 Request Letter:  9/12   11/12
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   8/12/2013 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:   Natural Cause (Drought)
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 113-76 Amount:   $6,316,533

62. Hurricane Isaac, 2012


Fishery/Area Affected:  Louisiana Commercial Fishery Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA)
Request Date:  1/14/2013 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:  Withdrawn Determination Date:   N/A Press Release:   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:    Determination Letter:   
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

64. Georgia White Shrimp, 2013


Fishery/Area Affected:  White Shrimp (GA) Region:  SERO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Nathan Deal (GA)
Request Date:  2/10/2014 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:  Approved Determination Date:    8/24/2015 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:   Natural Cause (Excessive Rainfall, Disease)
Determination Authority:   MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  N/A Amount:   N/A