19 Percent of Gulf Now Closed to Fishing Because of Oil Spill
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has shut down fishing in 19 percent of the Gulf over which the federal government has jurisdiction, NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco said.
That's up from 10 percent that NOAA had ordered closed to fishing Monday. The agency had closed 8 percent of the portion of the Gulf under federal jurisdiction Friday.
That means 45,728 square miles are now off limits to seafood harvesters.