Inshore Fishing

Portion of western Terrebonne marshes reopen at 6 p.m., state offshore waters close immediately

A large swath of the Terrebonne Parish marshes that were closed to all fishing because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will reopen today (May 26) at 6 p.m., but the closure of state offshore waters between the eastern shore of Marsh Island and Freshwater Bayou was reinstated effective just before 5 p.m., the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced. […]

Offshore Fishing

Federal offshore fishing closure expanded westward

NOAA has extended the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to match the Louisiana state waters closure west of the current boundaries, and to incorporate an area reportedly with oil in the southwest. Closing fishing in these areas is a precautionary measure to ensure that seafood from the Gulf will remain safe for consumers. […]