Public Notices

Oyster Reef Closes

Dec. 18, 2013                                                                                                                



Oyster reef area closes 

BILOXI, Miss. – One of the oyster reef areas that opened at legal sunrise today will close today, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. due to water sample results, officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources said.

The following area is closing:

Area II “B” Conditionally Approved Waters - This area includes the Waveland and St. Stanislaus reefs.

This closing is in accordance with the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources Title 22, Part 1 and the “Order Opening the 2013-2014 Limited Mississippi Oyster Season in Certain Waters Classified as Approved or Conditionally Approved by the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources, and Placing Certain Restrictions on Oyster Harvesting Activities.”

For more information on the open and closed areas, call the MDMR’s 24-hour Oyster Information Hot Line at 228-374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at

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