Biloxi oyster reefs to close at 4 p.m. Nov. 16

16-80-MMS| November 16, 2016

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced that area V “A” is closed to the harvest of oysters beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, due to water sample results.


The conditionally approved area V “A” includes Biloxi Bay and Shearwater reefs.


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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