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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Reopening of Closed Waters Information by State

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Updated October 3, 2011


Alabama

  • September 3, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Alabama State Waters (outer waters in the Gulf of Mexico) to M. Barnett Lawley, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PDF: 644KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples (PDF: 14KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: shrimp September 1, 2010 (JPG: 452KB)   

  • August 18, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Alabama State Waters (Mississippi Sound, lower Mobile Bay, and Gulf of Mexico) to M. Barnett Lawley, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PDF: 78KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples (PDF: 36KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: crab August 17, 2010 (JPG: 496KB)

  • August 13, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Alabama State Waters (Gulf of Mexico) to M. Barnett Lawley, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PDF: 96KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples (PDF: 40KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations:  fish August 10, 2010 (JPG: 179KB), shrimp August 10, 2010 (JPG: 166KB)  

  • August 7, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Alabama State Waters (Mississippi Sound) to M. Barnett Lawley, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PDF: 42KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples (PDF: 379KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations:  fish August 5, 2010 (JPG: 301KB), oysters August 5, 2010 (JPG: 509KB), shrimp  August 5, 2010 (JPG: 187KB)   

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Florida

Press Release: FDA Commissioner's Statement on the Reopening of Florida Waters to Commercial Fishing August 2, 2010   

  • August 13, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Florida State Waters to Mark Robson, Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Marine Fisheries Management (PDF: 775KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples (PDF: 24KB)

Map Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: shrimp August 13, 2010 (JPG: 183KB)

  • July 30, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Florida State Waters to Mark Robson, Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Marine Fisheries Management (PDF: 740KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples (PDF: 171KB)

Map Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: seafood July 23, 2010 (JPG: 537KB)

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Louisiana

Press Release: FDA Commissioner's Statement on the Reopening of Some Louisiana Waters to Commercial Fishing July 29, 2010

  • April 22, 2011

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Remaining Portions Encompassing Select Portions of Barataria Bay) to Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (PDF: 787KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - oyster, crab, fish, and shrimp (PDF:67KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: oyster (JPG: 266KB) crab, fish, and shrimp April 19, 2011 (JPG: 266KB)

  • April 08, 2011

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (areas within the State of Louisiana around the Mississippi Delta) to Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (PDF: 68KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - crab, finfish, and shrimp (PDF:440KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: crab, finfish, and shrimp April 1, 2011 (JPG: 282KB)

  • November 30, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Shellfish Harvest Areas 8, 9, and 10) to Jimmy Guidry, State Health Officer/DHH Medical Director, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (PDF: 88KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - oyster (PDF:104KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: oyster November 22, 2010 (JPG: 203KB)

  • November 4, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Mississippi Delta areas within the State of Louisiana) to Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (PDF: 608KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - crab (PDF:20KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: crab November 4, 2010 (JPG: 192KB)

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  • November 1, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Shellfish Harvest Areas 21 and 23) to Jimmy Guidry, State Health Officer/DHH Medical Director, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (PDF: 72KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - oyster (PDF:16KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: oyster October 18, 2010 (JPG: 514KB)

  • November 1, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Shellfish Harvest Area 11) to Jimmy Guidry, State Health Officer/DHH Medical Director, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (PDF: 65KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - oyster (PDF:25KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: oyster November 1, 2010 (JPG: 649KB)

  • October 27, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Mississippi Delta offshore) to Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (PDF: 99KB)   

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - fish and shrimp (PDF:213KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: fish and shrimp October 26, 2010 (JPG: 193KB)

  • October 15, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Shellfish Harvest Areas 12-13) to Jimmy Guidry, State Health Officer/DHH Medical Director, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (PDF: 68KB)   

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - oyster (PDF:19KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: oyster October 14, 2010 (JPG: 950KB)

  • October 08, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Shellfish Harvest Area 19) to Jimmy Guidry, State Health Officer/DHH Medical Director, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (PDF: 69KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - oyster (PDF:19KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: oyster October 06, 2010 (JPG: 201KB)

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  • October 08, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Remaining Portions Encompassing Barataria Bay) to Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (PDF: 68KB) 

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - crab, finfish, and shrimp (PDF:23KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: crab, finfish, and shrimp October 07, 2010 (JPG: 241KB)

  • September 22, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Terrebonne/Timbalier Bays) to Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (PDF: 598KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - crab, finfish, and shrimp (PDF:286KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: crab, finfish, and shrimp September 21, 2010 (JPG: 225KB)

  • September 20, 2010 

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Mississippi Delta northward to Mississippi State Line) to Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (PDF: 66KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - crab, finfish, and shrimp (PDF: 286KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: crab, finfish, and shrimp September 17, 2010 (JPG: 267KB)

  • August 28, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Terrebonne/Timbalier Bays) to Jimmy Guidry, State Health Officer/DHH Medical Director, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (PDF: 72 KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - oyster (PDF: 157KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: oyster August 29, 2010 (JPG: 624KB)

  • August 20, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Mississippi Delta northward to Mississippi State Line) to Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (PDF: 41KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - crab (PDF: 25KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: crab August 16, 2010 (JPG: 811KB)

  • August 18, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (East of the Mississippi River) to Jimmy Guidry, State Health Officer/DHH Medical Director, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (PDF: 67 KB) 

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - oysters (PDF: 23KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: oysters August 18, 2010 (JPG: 861KB)    

  • August 18, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Terrebonne/Timbalier Bay and Barataria Bay) to Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (PDF: 65KB) 

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - crab (PDF: 29KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: crab - Terrebonne/Timbalier Bay August 16, 2010 (JPG: 213KB), crab - Barataria Bay August 16, 2010 (JPG: 252KB)

  • August 13, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Terrebonne/Timbalier Bay) to Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (PDF: 775KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - fish (PDF: 26KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - shrimp (PDF: 23KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: fish August 18, 2010 (JPG: 664KB), shrimp August 18, 2010 (JPG: 612KB)  

  • August 13, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (Barataria Bay) to Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (PDF: 750KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - fish (PDF: 45KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - shrimp (PDF: 24KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: fish August 18, 2010 (JPG: 742KB), shrimp Agust 18, 2010 (JPG: 779KB)    

  • July 29, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Louisiana State Waters (East of the Mississippi River) to Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (PDF: 568 KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - fish (PDF: 19KB)  

Referenced PAH Results of Samples - shrimp (PDF: 18KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: fish July 20, 2010 (JPG: 688KB), shrimp July 29, 2010 (JPG: 403KB)

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Mississippi

Press Release: FDA Commissioner's Statement on the Reopening of Some Mississippi Waters to Commercial Fishing August 2, 2010

  • August 20, 2010 

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Mississippi State Waters (Mississippi Sound) to Dr. William Walker, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (PDF: 63KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples (PDF: 24KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: crab August 17, 2010 (JPG: 914KB)

  • August, 18 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Mississippi State Waters (Mississippi Sound) to Dr. William Walker, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (PDF: 76KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples (PDF: 22KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: oysters August 12, 2010 (JPG: 275KB) 

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  • August, 18 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Mississippi State Waters (Mississippi Sound) to Dr. William Walker, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (PDF: 79KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples (PDF: 24KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: crab August 17, 2010 (JPG: 914KB)

  • August 5, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Mississippi State Waters (Gulf of Mexico - South of Barrier Islands) to Dr. William Walker, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (PDF: 556KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples (PDF: 156KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: fish August 19, 2010 (JPG: 246KB), shrimp August 19, 2010 (JPG: 246KB)

  • July 30, 2010

Letter Concerning the Reopening of Some Mississippi State Waters (Mississippi Sound) to Dr. William Walker, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (PDF: 736KB)

Referenced PAH Results of Samples (PDF: 119KB)

Maps Showing Seafood Sampling Locations: fish August 19, 2010 (JPG: 246KB), shrimp August 19, 2010 (JPG: 246KB) 

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Key Documents on the Reopening of Closed Waters from FDA

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Seafood and Environmental Testing Data from Other Government Agencies

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