Molluscan Shellfish News

August 28, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened molluscan shellfish growing waters Areas 1-7 effective at sunrise on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
August 23, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health will close oyster beds in areas 1-28 beginning at sunset on Sunday, August 23, 2020, due to the potential of poor water quality because of tropical systems Marco and Laura.
June 11, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-7 effective 30 minutes before sunrise, Friday, June 12, 2020. With these reopenings, all of the molluscan shellfish growing waters that were closed as a precaution due to the potential for adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Cristobal have been reopened.
August 08, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened the Vermilion Bay-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 27 and 28.
July 17, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health will close oyster beds in areas 23-28 beginning at sunrise Thursday, July 18, 2019, due to potential poor water quality because of Tropical Storm Barry.
July 15, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened the New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-22 effective at sunrise tomorrow, July 16, 2019.
September 06, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened the New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1, 2 and 3 effective at sunrise today, September 6, 2018. The areas have previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Gordon.
September 04, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health will close New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1, 2 and 3, effective at sunset today, September 4, 2018. This is a precautionary closure due to the adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Gordon.
March 20, 2018
Oysters in Lake Borgne and the Mississippi Sound (known as harvest areas 1 and 2) can now be transplanted to other waters. The State of Louisiana is taking this emergency action to protect oyster reefs from freshwater intrusion following the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
October 12, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen New Orleans-area oyster growing waters, Areas 1-13, effective 30 minutes before sunrise on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The areas had previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical System Nate.
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