Fishing closures re-enacted in response to Hurricane Alex, movement of oil toward coast

Fishing was shut down again in some areas across the Southeast Louisiana coastline as a precaution “due to strong east to southeast winds and higher than normal tides influenced by Hurricane Alex and the proximity of oil in portions of inshore and offshore state waters, ” the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported today (July 1). The closures – which impact fishing in Breton and Chandeleur sounds, Barataria Bay, and the Cocodrie and Dularge marshes – went into effect about 10:15 a.m. […]


Venice waters reopen to fishing today (June 14)

Waters north of Venice on both sides of the Mississippi River reopened for fishing today (June 14) at about 5:20, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced. The waters were reopened after “recent information from shoreline cleanup assessment teams indicated no oil in these areas.” […]


Portion of Breton, Chandeleur sounds reopen

A portion of Breton and Chandeleur sounds and associated state offshore waters reopened just after 8:30 this evening (June 9), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced. The waters had been closed since April 30, but the agency reported that no oil has been documented in the area to date. […]

Inshore Fishing

Sampling reveals no contaminated fish from BP oil spill

Public officials say concerns about anglers eating seafood are driving fishing closures following the BP oil spill, but not one of the thousands of fish, shellfish, water or sediment samples collected across coastal Louisiana has revealed any contamination, has learned. […]