|Published:||May 11, 2010 10:16 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 11, 2010 10:16 PM EDT|
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration is again expanding the area of federal waters closed to fishing.
NOAA said Tuesday that waters off-limits to fishing because of oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster are being extended west at 5 p.m. CDT to central Timbalier Bay, southeast of Houma, La.
NOAA said the expanded area means about 7 percent of federal waters in the Gulf will be closed to fishing. The area extends east to Choctawhatchee Bay, Fla. Louisiana has closed state waters east of the Mississippi and a portion west of the river.
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