Roscoe Liebig

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

Wes French
Stephanie Scull-DeArmey
Linda VanZandt
Ross Walton

Principal Investigator
Supplemental Material

Roscoe Liebig is a former commercial fisherman and currently operates a baitshop in the Pass Christian, Miss. harbor.

Scope and Content Note:
In this interview, he discusses the following topics: Fishing recreationally and commercially, fishing equipment, trawls and nets, navigation, economics of shrimping related to fuel price, boat captains, Vietnamese fishermen, bait industry, shrimp prices circa 2011, turtle-excluder devices, endangered-turtle deaths, BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster, BP claims process and awards, white shrimp, Louisiana marshes, fishing-loss compensation from BP, Mississippi Coast commercial harbors circa 2011, fuel costs and quality of life, oystering, mutuality of fishing community, changes in species caught, quotas, hook-and-line fishing, bait and shrimp facts, oyster reef deaths, dredging, Hurricane Katrina, BP's Vessels of Opportunity Program, oil dispersant/other hazardous materials in Gulf of Mexico, sustainability of fisheries, regulation of fisheries, imported shrimp.

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