The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen oyster beds in areas 15-28 beginning at sunrise on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Open areas shall revert back to the November–February 2021 seasonal classification.

Areas 1-14 will remain closed due to the effects from Hurricane Zeta.

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.