CMR votes to keep public oyster reefs closed for 2019-2020 season

19-58-CWS | September 27, 2019

BILOXI, Miss. – The Commission on Marine Resources voted unanimously at their meeting on Sept. 17 to not allow the harvest of oysters from the public oyster grounds for the 2019-2020 oyster season.

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