Using the Supply and Demand Model to Demonstrate the Effects of the BP Oil Spill on the Supply of Shrimp Julia Albert Econ 331A University of Mary Washington BP Oil Spill Site Shrimp Caught in the Gulf 2009-2010 Supply and Demand of Louisiana Shrimp Conclusion • Although in 2011 the quantity of Brown Shrimp landed increased to 39.3 Million landings (in pounds) and the price decreased to $0.88, 50% of the shrimp caught in Barataria Bay were eyeless (Kuhns). • This was a side effect from the PAHs that contaminated the ecosystem • Anthropogenic forcing has caused unprecedented damage to our ecosystems by depleting and damaging the Earth’s resources References • A Study of the Economic Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. EIM, 15 Oct. 2010, gnoinc.org/wp-content/uploads/Economic_Impact_Study_Part_I_-_Full_Report.pdf. • “An Analysis of the Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Gulf of Mexico Seafood Industry.” An Analysis of the Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Gulf of Mexico Seafood Industry, www.boem.gov/ESPIS/5/5518.pdf. • Chan, Casey. “BP Oil Spill Aftermath: Eyeless Shrimp, Clawless Crabs and Fish with Oozing Sores.” Gizmodo, Gizmodo.com, 18 Apr. 2012, gizmodo.com/5903021/bp-oil-spill-aftermath-eyelessshrimp-clawless-crabs-and-fish-with-oozing-sores. • “COMMERCIAL FISHERIES STATISTICS.” Market News, www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st1/market_news/. • Documents From WFTV Eyewitness News Orlando, web.archive.org/web/20110913144429/http://www.wftv.com/pdf/25874518/detail.html. • Graham, L., Hale, C., Maung-Douglass, E., Sempier, S., Swann, L., and Wilson, M. (2015). Oil Spill Science: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Impact on Gulf Seafood. MASGP-15-014 • Jamail, Dahr. “Gulf Seafood Deformities Alarm Scientists.” US & Canada | Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera, 20 Apr. 2012, www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/04/201241682318260912.html.