The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen oyster beds in areas 19-23 beginning at sunrise on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Areas 16-18 and 24-28 will remain closed due to the effects of Hurricane Delta.

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.