Coalition criticizes BP settlement plan

22nd October 2012 By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer Go Fish represents fisher folk from across the Gulf Coast and has been advocating for a just settlement for the 2010 BP oil disaster. On October 15, the Go Fish Coalition released a critical analysis of the Seafood Compensation Program (SCP). The SCP outlines the settlement terms [...]

GO FISH’s Explanation of Objections to the BP Settlement

BP, plaintiffs attorneys say discovery request should be rejected

Published: Friday, September 14, 2012, 9:30 PM Updated: Friday, September 14, 2012, 9:57 PM By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune A request by Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, an organization representing fishers and other attorneys to reopen discovery in advance of approval of a $7.8 billion settlement of private claims against BP for damage caused by [...]

Louisiana raises objections to proposed BP settlement of oil spill claims

Published: Monday, September 10, 2012, 8:00 PM By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune Add the states of Louisiana and Mississippi and an organization representing fishers to the list of those objecting to a proposed $7.8 billion settlement of private claims against BP for damage caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy [...]

Gulf fishermen face hard decisions over BP settlement

By Karen Savage Bridge the Gulf Facing South The Institute for Southern Studies August 2012 URL: At the Gulf Organized Fisheries in Solidarity & Hope (GO FISH) conference held August 4 in Westwego, La., oysterman Byron Encalade of Pointe a la Hache, La., was adamant. Encalade described his Gulf oyster grounds as such: “No [...]

Conference aims to clear up BP settlement confusion for affected fishermen Posted on August 5, 2012 at 3:15 PM Updated Sunday, Aug 5 at 3:21 PM Maya Rodriguez / Eyewitness News Email: | Twitter: @mrodriguezwwl WESTWEGO, La. — Several hundred people who make a living off local fisheries convened at the Alario Center in Westwego on Saturday. They carefully listened to presentations that could [...]

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