Atlantic Highly Migratory Species
BP Oil Spill
Fishery Closure in Federal Waters
Gulf Oil Spill: Fisheries Information: For current information on the federal fishery closure and other information regarding the BP Oil Spill, please go to the Southeast Regional Office website. This website is updated daily at approximately 12 noon EST (11 CT) with a "No Change" message or a revised closed area map that would go into effect at 6 PM EST (5 PM CT) that day.
*Map of Oil Spill Related Fishery Closure and HMS Closure Areas, April 19, 2011 * The map of oil spill related fishery closure and HMS closure areas was created on the date indicated, and may be outdated due to changes in the oil spill closure area. For the map of the current oil spill closure area, and to access daily updates concerning the fishery closures due to the BP oil spill, please go to the NMFS Southeast Regional Office webpage at:
The Southeast Regional Office will send regular e-mail notification of the fishery closure updates via the Southeast Fishery Bulletin. If you wish to receive the Southeast Regional Bulletin via e-mail, please sign-up at: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/bulletins/fishery_bulletins.htm
Coordinates for the closed area may be obtained by calling 1-800-627-NOAA (1-800-627-6622).