More than 26,000 Square Miles of Gulf Waters Opened to Fishing
NOAA, FDA and Gulf States all agreed to open more than 26,000 miles of the gulf for commerical and recreational fishing.
Since mid-June, NOAA data have shown no oil in the area, and United States Coast Guard observers flying over the area in the last 30 days have also not observed any oil. Additionally, trajectory models show the area is at a low risk for future exposure to oil, and fish caught in the area and tested by NOAA experts have shown no signs of contamination.
Read more at NOAA.gov