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LDWF opens some recreational and commercial fishing waters

LDWF opens some recreational and commercial fishing waters

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the reopening of state watersin the Gulf of Mexico off the beaches of Elmer’s and Grand Terre Islands that were previously closed due to oiling from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

These waters, which opened at sunrise Wednesday, December 10, have been closed to all commercial and recreational fishing except for recreational and charter boat angling.

LDWF will continue monitoring conditions to determine whether additional waters can be re-opened or whether additional closures are warranted. Reports of oil, tarballs or tar mats should be reported to the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802 and the Louisiana State Police at 1-877-925-6595.