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Fishing in oil-affected areas closed

NOAA closes fishery in oil-affected areas

Updated: May 4, 2010, 1:06 PM ET
Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

NOAA is restricting fishing for a minimum of 10 days in federal waters most affected by the BP oil spill, largely between Louisiana state waters at the mouth of the Mississippi River to waters off Florida's Pensacola Bay effective immediately.

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Fishermen who wish to contact BP about a claim should call 800-440-0858.

"NOAA scientists are on the ground in the area of the oil spill taking water and seafood samples in an effort to ensure ...

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