Daniel Nguyen

Location of Interview
Collection Name

Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History


NOAA's Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History documents the experience of people living in Gulf  of Mexico  oil-spill-affected fishing communities. The oral history data complements other social and economic data about the spill collected by NOAA and other governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Date of Interview

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey
Linda VanZandt

Biographical Sketch

Mr. Daniel Nguyen is the environmental justice coordinator for the Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation in New Orleans Versailles Community. He also currently serves as the project manager for the Viet Village Urban Farm and Sustainable Aquaculture Park, managing daily activities and helping to organize community fisherfolk and gardeners in a cooperative effort to market their goods to local New Orleans restaurants.

Scope and Content Note:
He discusses the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its impact on the Vietnamese community, outreach and recovery assistance by MQVN CDC, aquaculture park, and urban farm planning,history and composition of community, seafood industry, gender divisions in industry, BP claims process, subsistence fishing, workforce training, brain drain problem, mental health issues, future vision.

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