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.