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. 
These shellfish-growing areas will remain closed 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. Jimmy Guidry and LDH Secretary Dr. Courtney N. Phillips .

More information about LDH’s Molluscan Shellfish Program can be found here.