Vermilion Parish offshore waters close, St. Bernard waters reopen June 3

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A small portion of state offshore waters in Vermilion Parish closed effective just before 8 p.m. today (June 2), and waters in northeastern St. Bernard Parish reopens for fishing tomorrow (June 3) at sunrise, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

Closed because of “confirmed reports of oil” were state territorial waters from 92 degrees, 18 minutes, 00 seconds west longitude near Freshwater Bayou westward to 92 degrees, 25 minutes, 00 seconds west longitude.

Click here to see a detailed area map showing the Vermilion Parish closure.

Effective tomorrow at sunrise, waters in northeastern St. Bernard Parish closed to fishing on Friday (May 28) were reopened to fishing.

Reopening are inshore waters on the eastern shore of the Biloxi Marsh between 29 degrees, 57 minutes, 29.6 seconds north latitude and  30 degrees, 09 minutes, 20.5 seconds north latitude from 89 degrees, 15 minutes, 30 seconds west longitude westward to 89 degrees, 17 minutes, 10 seconds west longitude.

The LDWF map of this area can be viewed here.

While these Biloxi Marsh waters were closed by the agency because of “confirmed reports” of oil, the LDWF release reopening the waters said that “To date no oil has been confirmed in these waters.”