Published: Jun 14, 2010 12:13 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 14, 2010 9:14 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is temporarily closing off a portion of coastal state waters offshore of Escambia County to the harvest of saltwater fish, crabs and shrimp. See details .

     This order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 14, and will remain in effect until repealed, extended or modified by a subsequent order. The closure includes state waters from the beaches out nine nautical miles into the Gulf from the Alabama line east to the Pensacola Beach water tower. Interior bays and estuaries remain open to fishing. This area covers approximately 23 miles of Florida's coastline in Escambia County. See map .