Friday, May 28, 2010

54,096 Square Miles of Gulf of Mexico Closed by NOAA

As of May 25, 2010, NOAA has extended the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to match the Louisiana state waters closure west of the current boundaries, and to incorporate an area reportedly with oil in the southwest.

The closed area now represents 54,096 square miles, which is slightly more than 22 percent of Gulf of Mexico federal waters. More than 77 percent of Gulf federal waters are available for fishing.

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