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Conservation Department Designates Coastal Boating Closures, Idle Speed-No Wake Areas

June 28, 2010

Effective Tuesday, June 29, 2010, the following areas are closed to recreational and commercial vessels, including fishing vessels, except for law enforcement vessels or other official emergency vessels involved in governmental operations, and/or other approved response vessels:

“All Alabama waters south of a line running from the northernmost tip of Boggy Point to the northernmost tip of Robinson Island to the northernmost tip of Walker Island to the westernmost tip of Ono Island at Old River. This will include Cotton Bayou, Perdido Pass and all canals entering these waters.”

The following areas are hereby designated as “Idle Speed Only - No Wake” areas for all vessels:

“All Alabama waters south of a line running from the southernmost tip of Bear Point to the Eastern shore of the mouth of Ono Harbor on Ono Island. This will include Bayou Saint John, Terry Cove, Terry Cove Harbor, Cotton Bayou, Perdido Pass and all canals entering these waters.”

This closure and designation of idle speed areas supersedes and replaces the earlier boating closure done on June 11, 2010.

These designated areas will remain as such until official notification by Conservation Commissioner Barnett Lawley on www.outdooralabama.com.

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. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com .


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