After shutting down fishing in a huge swath of the marshes east of the Mississippi River, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials announced a second closure just after 5:30 p.m. today (July 5) that stopped angling north of Main Pass near Venice eastward to Pointe a la Hache.

Click here for the latest map of the Venice area, while the rest of the east-side closures can be seen in detail here. Click here for the map of all statewide closures.
 
The latest action closes all inside waters east of the Mississippi River north of the eastern shore of Main Pass and south of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet from the double rig line westward to the eastern shore of the Mississippi River and north along 89 degrees 42 minutes 32 seconds west longitude near the western shore of the twin pipeline canals.

To read about the earlier closures, click here.