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The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reopened oyster harvest areas 2, 3 and 4 on the east side of the Mississippi River on February 7, 2016.

 

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued a molluscan shellfish closure order on December 11, 2015 for harvest areas 1 – 7 due to the presence of Karenia brevis (Red Tide).  Harvest area 5 was reopened on January 20th and  areas 6 & 7 were reopened on January 13th.  Harvest area 1 remains closed until further notice.

 

To view a map of the Louisiana oyster harvest area grids, click here.

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