Keeping our food safe ~ NOAA published fisheries closures
Fisherman Mike Labat releases his catch of crabs on May 1 because of the oil spill. On May 19, a 46,000-square-mile stretch of the Gulf of Mexico was off-limits to fishing, about 19 percent of the Gulf. By June, 33% of the Gulf was closed to fishing.
More info for teachers For answers to frequently asked questions about Marine Mammal Rescue and Intervention Plans in response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill go to http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/oilspill/faq_rescue.pdf