Potential Impacts of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

In order to understand the magnitude of the potential economic impacts of GOMOS to the different economic sectors affected, multi-year baseline economic information about each sector are currently being compiled from various secondary sources.

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The closures of significant portions of GOM federal and state waters to commercial and recreational fishing and closures of beach resources to human uses due to GOMOS will alter the recreation and consumption decisions of residents and tourists in affected communities.