Breton Sound, large portion of Chandeleur Sound reopen to fishing

All of Breton Sound and a large portion of Chandeleur Sound reopened for fishing just before 7 p.m. this evening (June 15) after “shoreline cleanup assessment … indicates no oil in these areas,” the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

Click here for a detailed LDWF closure map of the area. The full LDWF map showing all state fishing closures is here.

Opened in the newest action are Breton and Chandeleur sounds and outside waters north of 29 degrees, 37 minutes, 54 seconds north latitude with the following exception:

• Inside and outside state waters between 30 degrees, 01 minutes, 00 seconds north latitude and 29 degrees, 43 minutes, 58 seconds north latitude from the boundary of Louisiana territorial seas west to 88 degrees, 55 minutes, 14.6 seconds west longitude.
• Inside waters north of Martin Island at 29 degrees, 57 minutes, 29.6 seconds north latitude and south of Isle au Pitre at 30 degrees, 09 minutes, 20.5 seconds north latitude from 89 degrees, 7 minutes, 00 seconds west longitude westward to 89 degrees, 15 minutes, 30 seconds west longitude.

The LDWF cautioned that portions of the Breton National Wildlife Refuge may lie within the open area, and fishermen are advised to contact the US Fish and Wildlife Service at 985.882.2000 for information concerning refuge regulations and/or refuge closures.

All other state fishery closures remain in effect.

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