The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened the Vermilion Bay-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 27 and 28.

These oyster-growing areas are located south and west of Marsh Island. They were closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from the tropical storm that became Hurricane Barry.

LDH has notified local oyster harvesters who work in the affected area, as well as the Louisiana Oyster Task Force and the FDA.