|Published:||Jun 14, 2010 7:50 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 14, 2010 4:51 PM EDT|
State officials are temporarily closing a 23-mile stretch of water off the Florida Panhandle to the fishing of crabs, shrimp and saltwater fish because of the oil spill. The closure went into effect Monday and includes a portion of coastal waters off Escambia County. Fishing bans are put in place to protect the safety of the nation's seafood supply.