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More La. waters opened to commercial crabbing

4 years ago Monday, November 08, 2010 3:35:03 PM CST November 08, 2010 Monday, November 08 2010 Nov 8, 2010 in News
Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

BATON ROUGE – State officials opened parts of Mississippi River Delta to commercial crabbing today, after crabs in the area were tested and found safe to eat.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ordered the reopening of waters along the Delta that had previously been closed due to the BP oil spill.

The section of water stretches between the northern shore of Pass a Loutre and the western shore of Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River.  This area was also reopened to recreation and commercial fishing for shrimp and finfish on October 28.

Oyster harvesting, which is regulated by the Department of Health and Hospitals, is still closed in these waters.

For more information, visit the LDWF’s website.

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