Thursday, May 13, 2010

NOAA Streamlines Gulf Oil Spill Closure Process

NOAA Fisheries Service has announced an emergency rule to expedite the closing and opening of areas affected by the BP oil spill.

To obtain the coordinates of the closed area at any given time, fishermen can visit: or call the NOAA Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office, Sustainable Fisheries Division at 727-824-5305 (after-hours message includes the coordinates of the closure).

More closure information can be found at:

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