The Louisiana Department of Health reopened oyster beds in areas 3-25 as of sunrise on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Areas 1 and 2 will remain closed due to effects from Tropical Storm Claudette.
Closed shellfish-growing areas will remain so until state health officials determine the waters are clear and within approved area criteria established by the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.
Click here to view the closure order, signed by State Health Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter and LDH Secretary Dr. Courtney N. Phillips. More information about LDH’s Molluscan Shellfish Program can be found here.