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  • BP Confirmed Oil in Vermilion Parish

    May 27, 2010 8:19 PM

    Oil has been confirmed in Vermilion Parish near Chenier au Tigre. BP confirmed the oil earlier today. The Vermilion Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness said the oil was cleaned up by this afternoon. A scare in Forked Island left some concerned. Residents found dead fish carcasses along a waterway.... more »
  • Shrimping Season Closed Again in Marsh Island

    May 26, 2010 6:43 PM

    LDWF Secretary Robert Barham announced the following precautionary closure to recreational and commercial fishing activities near Marsh Island effective immediately, today, May 26. These closures are a result of confirmed reports of oil. Territorial Sea Closure All state outside waters extending seaward of the inside/outside... more »
  • Oil on Marsh Island

    May 20, 2010 4:34 PM

    Photos from the Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Team that visited Marsh Island Wednesday show emulsified oil washed ashore. The state had received reports of oil sheen in the area. Upon receiving these reports, a SCAT team was sent to confirm the presence of oil there. Department of Environmental Quality... more »
  • Oil Reaches Acadiana, Another Fishing Area Closed

    May 18, 2010 5:23 PM

    The Louisiana departments of Health and Hospitals (DHH), and Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced today the closure of recreational and commercial fishing activities, and oyster harvesting near Marsh Island (Iberia Parish) and in harvesting bed Area 28 due to confirmed reports of oil associated with the BP oil spill in... more »

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