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Louisiana Reopens Some Fishing Areas After FDA Tests

Louisiana reopened some commercial fishing areas that were closed due to BP Plc’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to an e-mailed statement from the office of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reopened areas for finfish and shrimp east of the Mississippi River in Orleans, St. Tammany, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes yesterday, the statement said. Tests by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that fish in the areas were safe for eating.