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   Mississippi Oyster Harvest Slashed To Just 10,000 Sacks
by Natalie Campen, WLOX
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:35PM EDT

BILOXI, MS - Mississippi oysters will be in short supply this fall. The Commission on Marine Resources agreed Tuesday to limit the season to just 10,000 sacks, which is less than a third of the 35,000 sacks landed last fall.

Erik Broussard, the Shellfish Bureau Director at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, made that recommendation to the CMR to allow the coast reefs time to rebuild.

"Last year, we were expecting a good harvest, but the rain in August impacted the oyster reefs. Nearly all of the coast oysters were killed last year,” said DMR spokeswoman Melissa Scallan. “We are being proactive in doing this so we can rebuild the reefs."

To read the rest of the story, please go to: WLOX


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