A Resolution was passed by the St. Bernard Parish Government Council on April 2, 2013. The basic language of the resolution is to seek relief for the victims of the BP Oil Spill so as to exempt Commercial Fisherman from Federal Taxes for any funds received from the BP Settlement proceeds or future litigation. SEE THE RESOLUTION HERE

Support the resolution to make Oil Spill Settlement money to commercial fishermen tax exempt.

These funds, if tax exempted, would ultimately stay within the communities where the fishermen live and work. Retaining these funds may very well be the economic stimulus required to keep the industry up and running until, hopefully, both environmental and market conditions improve.

George Barisich, President of United Commercial Fisherman’s Association, is spearheading efforts to build support in the form of resolutions from neighboring coastal parishes that were similarly affected just as St. Bernard Parish.

Contact your parish officials and let them know about this resolution.
St. Tammany (985) 898-2591
Orleans (504) 658-1085
St. Bernard (504) 278-4228
Plaquemines (504) 274-2460
Jefferson (504) 736-6600 -Eastbank, (504) 364-3600 -Westbank
St. Charles (985) 783-5000
Lafourche (985) 446-8427
Terrebone (985) 873-6519
St. Mary (337) 828-4100
Iberia (337) 365-8246
Vermillion (337) 898-4300
Cameron (337) 775-5718

Find contact information for your parish at louisiana.gov

Please support Louisiana’s hard working commercial fishermen, our coastal communities and this initiative. For additional information contact Captain George Barisich at 504-439-2013