The Louisiana Department of Health has closed Oyster Beds 01 through 07 as a precautionary measure due to the presence of karenia brevis, also known as Red Tide, in the Gulf of Mexico.
These shellfish harvest areas will be reopened as soon as it is determined that environmental conditions are within the requirements specified by the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.
A full copy of the closure order can be found by clicking here. Information on LDH's Molluscan Shellfish program and for area maps can be found by clicking here.
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