Fishing Closure Modified in Oil-Affected Portions of the Gulf

Friday, May 7, 2010

Please see this message from NOAA about changes to the fishing ban in parts of the Gulf of Mexico:

Dear NOAA Fisheries Stakeholders and Constituents,

NOAA Fisheries Service has modified the boundaries of the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to better reflect the current extent of 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 through May 17, 2010, unless conditions allow NOAA Fisheries to terminate it sooner.

See attached bulletin for details or visit Go to the left hand side of the page and click on the Fishery Bulletins Link.

Questions: Contact Cindy Meyer at 727-824-5305 or

FB10-031 Deepwater Horizon Modified Closure


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