Louisiana Fishery Closure Expands

Louisiana Fishery Closure Expands
Louisiana Fishery Closure Expands
# The open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds as described by the double-rig line and all state outside waters east of the Mississippi River.Click to view maps:
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Precautionary closures of recreational and commercial fishing have been implemented based on the best information the Secretary of the department receives from field biologists, staff and trajectory models from NOAA.Once reports of oil are received, LDWF initiates a field survey and immediate seafood testing in the suspected areas. Closures are subsequently made with the intent to be as safe as possible, while not closing any fishing areas unnecessarily. As test results come back clearing the area, effected waters are then reopened.LDWF continues to work closely with DHH in an effort to assess all opportunities to resume normal fishing activities on Louisiana's coast and guarantee the safety of Louisiana's seafood.For more information related to the oil spill, visit //www.emergency.louisiana.gov. Connect with us on facebook.com/GOHSEP and on Twitter as @GOHSEP. View photos from the state's response efforts at

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