Posted: Aug 22, 2010 5:43 PM by Chris Welty
Updated: Aug 22, 2010 5:43 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and
Fisheries has reopened some state waters east of the Mississippi
River's Southwest Pass to commercial crabbing.
The areas had been closed because of the Deepwater Horizon oil
Areas reopened on Friday to sport fishing remain closed to
But Lake Borgne and most of the area east of the river are now
open for commercial crabbing.
Most areas west of the river were opened to crabbing on Friday.
Wildlife and Fisheries(Aecretary Robert Barham says the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration has advised him that extensive tests
have found that crabs from the areas reopened Friday are safe to
Maps showing areas open and closed to crabbing are available on
the department's website, www.wlf.louisiana.gov.