Molluscan Shellfish News

August 10, 2022
This is a precautionary closure due to an oil spill in Terrebonne Bay potentially affecting the health of oysters in a portion of molluscan shellfish growing area 15.
September 27, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health reopened oyster beds in areas 6 through 8 and 11 through 28 at sunrise today.
September 24, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health reopened oyster beds in areas 9 and 10 at sunrise today.
September 21, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen oyster beds in areas 9 and 10 beginning at sunrise on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
September 17, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen oyster beds in areas 3, 4 and 5 beginning at sunrise on Saturday, September 18, 2021.
August 28, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health will close oyster beds in areas 1-28 beginning at sunset on Sunday, August 29, 2021 due to the potential of poor water quality because of Hurricane Ida.
June 24, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen oyster beds in areas 1, 2 and 26-28 beginning at sunrise on Friday, June 25, 2021. They were previously closed due to Tropical Storm Claudette.
June 21, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health reopened oyster beds in areas 3 to 25 as of sunrise on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Areas 1 and 2 will remain closed due to effects from Tropical Storm Claudette.
June 18, 2021
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.
November 23, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen oyster beds in areas 1, 2, 6, and 7 beginning at sunrise on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.
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