Biloxi Bay oyster reefs closed Nov. 30

16-84-MMS| November 20, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. – Oyster reefs in the Biloxi Bay were closed Wednesday, Nov. 30, because of poor water samples, officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources said.


Area V “A” includes the Biloxi Bay Reef and the Shearwater Reef, which was open only to tonging.


The reefs opened Nov. 1 for the first time since 1962.


All other current rules and regulations remain in effect. For more information, call the Oyster Hotline at 228-374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.

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