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St. Joe Reef to reopen Saturday, Dec. 5

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Dec. 3, 2015

St. Joe Reef to reopen Saturday, Dec. 5

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday that the St. Joe Reef south of Bayou Caddy will reopen at legal sunrise Saturday, Dec. 5, for the harvest of oysters.

This is Area I B of conditionally approved waters.

Earlier this week, the reefs listed below were opened for oyster harvesting.

Area II “A” Conditionally Approved Waters – This area includes northern portions of the Pass Christian and Henderson Point reefs and Hornets Reef.

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

Area II “D” Conditionally Approved Waters – This area includes the public reefs in St. Louis Bay, between the U.S. 90 Bridge and the CSX Railroad Bridge

All other current rules and regulations remain in effect. For more information, call the MDMR Oyster Hotline 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 dmr.ms.gov.


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