LDWF Expands Recreational and Commercial Fishing Closures in Lower Terrebonne both Inshore and in the Territorial Seas Because of Confirmed Reports of Oil Effective Immediately
Oiled trawls and boats were reported to LDWF today by a local shrimp harvester in Terrebonne parish. Upon receiving the coordinates and verifying the oiled areas, Secretary Barham made the decision to close the following areas to commercial and recreational fishing effective immediately, today, May 15, 2010.
Territorial Sea Closure
LDWF continues to work closely with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital (DHH) to conduct tissue-sample analysis in an effort to guarantee the safety of Louisiana's seafood.
All other closures remain in place. For a map detailing these closures click here: VIEW MAP