Friday, May 7, 2010

Gulf of Mexico Fishing Closure Extended

NOAA Fisheries Service modified the boundaries of the closed fishing area to better reflect the current extent of the oil pollution. All commercial and recreational fishing including catch and release is prohibited in the closed area.

The closure will be in effect for 10 days, from May 7, 2010, through 12:01 a.m., local time, May 17, 2010, unless conditions allow NOAA Fisheries Service to terminate it sooner. NOAA Fisheries Service will continue to monitor and evaluate the oil spill and its impacts on Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) fisheries and will take immediate and appropriate action to extend or reduce this closed area.

source: Gulf Council press release

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