Today, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham signed an order to close oyster season in Sister Lake and Bay Junop, both located in Terrebonne Parish. These closures are to take effect at one half-hour past sunset on Thursday, December 15, 2011.
Recent data gathered by LDWF biologists indicates the presence of a successful spat set in these areas that represent future oyster stocks. Therefore, Sister Lake and Bay Junop are being closed to protect the young, developing oysters from further harvesting impacts.
All other details, rules and regulations of the 2011/2012 oyster season as established by previous actions of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and the LDWF Secretary remain in effect until further notice.
For more information on the 2011/2012 oyster season visit: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/oyster-seasons