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.”

Click here for a detailed LDWF map of the area. A full map of state all closures can be viewed by clicking here.

On the west side of the river, the agency opened inside waters from the southern edge of Red Pass at 89 degrees, 28 minutes, 13.4 seconds west longitude westward to 89 degrees, 30 minutes, 12 seconds west longitude near Sandy Point. All state offshore waters in this area remain closed.

On the east side of the river, inshore waters from Baptiste Collette Bayou eastward to the eastern shore of Main Pass reopened. Also, state outside waters east of the river west of  89 degrees, 11 minutes, 21 seconds west longitude and south of 29 degrees 21 minutes 32.7 seconds north latitude were reopend.

All other closures remain in effect.

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