Louisiana Oysters Credit: Leslie Davis

Louisiana Oysters 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries would like to remind commercial oyster harvesters that the West Cove portion of the Calcasieu Lake Public Oyster Area will open for harvest on Sunday, November 1 at one half-hour before sunrise.

The sack limit of oysters is seven per day per person, per licensed vessel for the 2015-16 season.

Those participating in commercial oyster harvest in this area are also reminded that a 25-acre area in West Cove where oyster cultch material was deposited in June of this year will be closed to harvest. The coordinates of the four corners of this closed area are as follows:

  1.      29 degrees 52 minutes 39.66 seconds N

93 degrees 23 minutes 42.14 seconds W

  1.      29 degrees 52 minutes 28.94 seconds N

93 degrees 23 minutes 42.20 seconds W

  1. 29 degrees 52 minutes 39.60 seconds N

93 degrees 23 minutes 31.92 seconds W

  1. 29 degrees 52 minutes 29.01 seconds N

93 degrees 23 minutes 31.92 seconds W

The east side of Calcasieu Lake remains closed to oyster harvest during the 2015-16 oyster season.

2015 Cultch Plant Locations

For further information about the Calcasieu Lake oyster harvest season, contact George Melancon, Biologist Manager, at (337) 491-2575.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov or www.FishLA.org. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

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