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Louisiana Opens Mississippi River Delta to Recreational Fishing

By: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries makes announcement

From The Outdoor Wire

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced the opening of recreational fishing in a portion of the Mississippi River Delta in Plaquemines Parish effective, today, July 29 at 6:00 p.m.

Description of area open is as follows:

* The portion of state inside and outside waters south of the northern shore of Pass a Loutre westward to the western shoreline of Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River shall open to recreational fishing.

The spring inshore shrimp season in these waters ended in early July. These waters will remain closed to shrimping.

Click here to view maps of the open areas:

For more information related to the oil spill, visit http://www.emergency.louisiana.gov. Connect with us on www.facebook.com/GOHSEPand on Twitter as @GOHSEP. View photos from the state's response efforts at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagohsep.

Marianne Burke, 225-765-2917 or mburke@wlf.la.gov

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