Posted: May 15, 2010 4:01 AM by Matthew Wattigny
Updated: May 15, 2010 4:05 AM
Source: LDWF, La. DHH
Fishermen in Louisiana will have more spots available Saturday as the state continues to make adjustments in response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Governor Jindal also kept up his efforts to assist fishermen whose livelihoods are jeopardized by the oil spill.
The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reopens some waters to recreational and commercial fishing, effective at sunrise. Specific locations are described here. You can also link directly to the map here.
Another oyster harvesting bed also reopens at sunrise Saturday. The state Department of Health and Hospitals closed area 7 two weeks ago in anticipation of oil there. Since there has been no intrusion yet, officials want to give harvesters as much time as possible to retrieve oysters. Several harvesting areas remain closed. The latest map is available here.
In his pursuit of a federal fishery disaster declaration, Governor Jindal sent a second letter to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Jindal wants the federal government to provide economic assistance to the people and areas affected by the oil spill. He sent his first letter April 29.