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The States of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, working in concert
with the federal response agencies, US Coast Guard, USFWS and NOAA are
issuing an advisory effective immediately to waterfowl hunters and
anglers to refrain from hunting and boating the Delaware River and
tributaries south of the Tacony Palmyra Bridge until further notice.

The purpose of this advisory is to prevent the transport of oil by
anglers, hunters and boaters to uncontaminated areas and to preclude
waterfowl from inadvertently being flushed from inland roosting and
resting areas out into portions of the Delaware River that may be
impacted by the oil spill from the Athos 1. This will also provide
refuges for waterfowl in unoiled areas where they will they will
hopefully remain if undisturbed.

Specific advisories are as follows.

In Delaware: the advisory area includes the area east of Route 13, from
and including the Blackbird Creek south of Odessa north to the Delaware
and Pennsylvania border. The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife has
already acted to close State-designated waterfowl hunting areas on the
Augustine Wildlife Area, the Lang Farm and a portion of The Rocks Tract
of the Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area until further notice.

In New Jersey: the advisory area includes the area from the
Bridge east on Route 73 to the junction with the New Jersey Turnpike.
South on the NJ Turnpike to the junction with Route 322. East on Route
322 to Route 45. South on Route 45 to Route 581. South on Route 581 to
Route 49. East on Route 49 to Route 654 West. Route 654 West to Route
651. Route 651 to Route 623. Left on Route 623 to Route 658. Right on
Route 658 straight onto Alloway Creek Neck Road to the Salem Nuclear
Power Plant.

In Pennsylvania: the advisory area includes the Delaware River south of
the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge (Route 73) including Darby Creek, Little
Tinicum Island and the tidal marshes around the Philadelphia
International Airport.

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