Waters between Martin Island and Isle Au Pitre on the northeastern tip of the Biloxi Marsh have been closed today (May 28) to all fishing after oil was confirmed in the area, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported.

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The latest LDWF action closed waters extending north of Martin Island on the eastern shore of the Biloxi Marsh at 29 degrees 57 minutes 29.6 seconds north latitude; thence northward to Isle au Pitre at 30 degrees 09 minutes 20.5 seconds north latitude from the double rig line westward to 89 degrees 17 minutes 10 seconds west longitude.

All other closures remain in effect.

The agency reported that precautionary closures of recreational and commercial fishing are being implemented based on the best information agency Secretary Robert Barham receives from field biologists, staff and trajectory models from NOAA.