State fishing waters closed due to oil spill
Published: June 2,2010
GULF OF MEXICO — The executive directors of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, in “an abundance of caution,” are closing a certain portion of Mississippi’s territorial marine waters, effective immediately, to all commercial and recreational fishing, including all species of finfish, crabs, shrimp and oysters.
The closed area includes those territorial marine waters of the State of Mississippi lying east of 88 degrees 40 minutes west longitude and south of the CSX Railroad, excluding Graveline Bayou and its tributaries. Any individuals retaining any marine species from this closed area will be required to immediately return them to the waters.
This precautionary closure is a result of the presence of oil in this general area and the potential impacts of the oil on Mississippi’s coastal marine resources. The continuous monitoring of this situation is to ensure public safety and protection of Mississippi’s coastal resources.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Source: Bryant has offered Glenn McCullough MDA job
- (WITH VIDEO) Funding secured for Capitol Art Lofts in downtown Jackson
- PHIL HARDWICK: The third grade reading gate, book buddies and school principals
- COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701: Loans disguised as government bonds (BOANs)
- Two new casinos like the odds on Mississippi Gulf Coast
- College Board names Glenn Boyce as higher education chief
- TRANSITION AT THE MDA — Is Mississippi better off than it was 3 years ago?
- WRESTLING SUCCESS — Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves ring to become entrepreneur
- THE SPIN CYCLE — Key results from Pew’s social media survey