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Press Call: Deepwater Horizon Natural Resources Trustees Release Restoration Plan for the Open Ocean Restoration Area

December 10, 2019

A media teleconference is scheduled today, Tuesday December 10, at 1:00 pm ET to discuss the new restoration plan which proposes $226 million in preferred restoration projects. This is the largest dedication of oil spill settlement funds to restore fish, sea turtles, marine mammals, and deep-sea coral habitat to date.

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NOAA Fisheries is hosting a press call today to discuss the restoration plan. The plan funds 18 projects at an approximate cost of $226 million to help restore fish, sea turtles, marine mammals and deep-sea coral habitat injured by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

This represents the largest dedication of Natural Resource Damage Assessment funds to restore these oceanic marine resources in the Gulf to date.

To join the press call please see the information below.


Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1:00pm ET


  • Laurie Rounds, NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group Lead 
  • Rachel Sweeney, NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation, Deepwater Horizon Program Manager


Dial in: 1-888-989-7536

Passcode: Open Ocean

Audio Recording


Media: Contact Allison Garrett
Southeast Regional Office
(727) 551-5750

Last updated by NOAA Fisheries Public Affairs on December 10, 2019

Habitat Restoration