October 17, 2013 – Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that the oyster season will close this Sunday, October 20, at one-half hour after sunset in the Hackberry Bay Public Oyster Seed Reservation (POSR) in Jefferson and Lafourche parishes.
LDWF biologists determined protection of the remaining oyster resource is in the long-term best interest of oyster conservation in this area. This small public oyster area holds a limited oyster supply and harvest pressure since the oyster season opening on October 15 has provided the industry with much-needed oyster resources.
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 updated information of the 2013 Oyster Season please visit: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/oyster-seasons
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