Restricted area in Finegayan now officially off-limits to public

​The establishment of a restricted area designated for military firing tests on Guam officially takes effect today, resulting in a ban on fishing and other public activities in the waters adjacent to Finegayan, the site of the Navy’s small arms range.

The Department of Agriculture’s Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources Fisheries issued a statement, advising fishermen against entering the area marked by the Army Corps of Engineers as "danger zone."

The danger zone is located entirely within the Pacific Ocean, comprising 892 acres and extending 2.36 miles into the ocean from the high tide line.

"To ensure public safety, vessels are prohibited from lingering in the danger zone when small arms range is in active use," the fisheries office said.