The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen oyster beds in areas 3, 4 and 5 beginning at sunrise on Sunday, September 26, 2020. Areas 1, 2, 6 and 7 will remain closed due to effects from Hurricane Sally.

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. Jimmy Guidry and LDH Secretary Dr. Courtney N. Phillips.

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