Area 5 Approved Growing Waters Closed for Oyster Harvest Effective Immediately -MDMR

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that Approved Area 5 “C” growing waters are closed to the harvest of oysters effective immediately Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, due to excessive localized rainfall.

Area 5 Approved growing waters includes the 80-acre off-bottom oyster park south of Deer Island.

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