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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1127 AM CDT Wed May 17 2017

THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE ANNOUNCES THE COMMERCIAL
SECTOR CLOSURE FOR KING MACKEREL IN THE WESTERN ZONE OF THE GULF
OF MEXICO. THE CLOSURE IS EFFECTIVE IN FEDERAL WATERS FROM 12:01
P.M., LOCAL TIME, ON MAY 21 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2017. THE COMMERCIAL
CLOSURE FOR KING MACKEREL EXTENDS IN FEDERAL WATERS FROM THE
BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO TO A LINE EXTENDING SOUTH
FROM THE STATE BORDER OF ALABAMA AND FLORIDA. DURING THE
COMMERCIAL CLOSURE, KING MACKEREL CAUGHT IN THE WESTERN ZONE MAY
NOT BE PURCHASED OR SOLD. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE NATIONAL
MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE AT 727-824-5305.

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