Portion of Breton, Chandeleur sounds reopen

‘We feel they are safe,’ official says

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.

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Now open are inshore and offshore waters between of 29 degrees, 37 minutes, 54 seconds north latitude near Curlew Island and 29 degrees, 21 minutes, 32.7 seconds. Inshore waters south and east of Baptiste Collette Bayou remain closed.

All other closures remain in place.

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