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BP objects to fisheries closure in Grand Terre – a 40,000-pound tar mat was unearthed in the surf just off the island.

“The seemingly endless appearance of new oil that was dumped by BP into the Gulf of Mexico more than three years ago leaves us with no choice but to close these areas,” said Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham. “The identification of several tar mats along Grand Terre triggered the recent closure.” [email protected]