The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces additional state waters are closed to all forms of recreational and commercial fishing effective at 6 p.m. June 10, 2010. The new precautionary closures affect all inside waters west of the Dauphin Island Bridge including Mississippi Sound, Heron Bay, Portersville Bay and Grand Bay.
These closures are in addition to previous closures of all waters in the Gulf of Mexico including Pelican Bay and the waters of Mobile Bay east of the Mobile Ship Channel and south of a line from Mobile Ship Channel Marker Number 22 to Little Point Clear on the north side of Fort Morgan Peninsula.
Maps of state and federal fishing water closures may be found at http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/saltwater/DH.cfm.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.