US closes shrimping near oil spill as precaution

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US authorities Wednesday closed to shrimping a section of the Gulf of Mexico near the area of a massive oil spill this year as a precautionary measure after a commercial shrimper found tar balls in his net.

The National Oceanographic and Oceanic Administration said the area closed to royal red shrimping is 4,213 square miles (10,000 square kilometers) of Gulf of Mexico federal waters off Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

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Shrimp catch covered in oil by the only vessel that has ventured to an area reopened November 15, WMBF News