Today the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that the oyster season will close this Sunday, November 18, at one-half hour after sunset in the Hackberry Bay Public Oyster Seed Reservation (POSR) located in Jefferson and Lafourche parishes.  Protection of the remaining oyster resource is in the long-term best interest of oyster conservation in this area.

This small public oyster area historically holds a limited oyster supply.  Harvest pressure since the October 29 season opening has provided the industry with an estimated 4700 sacks of oysters.

Public notice of any opening, delay, or closure of a season will be provided at least 72 hours prior to such action, unless such closure is ordered by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals for public health concerns.

For more information please contact lwooderson@wlf.la.gov or (504)430-2623

Image courtesy Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

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