Off-bottom oyster park open for harvest effective Nov. 1

19-71-CWS | November 1, 2019

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that Approved Area V is open to the harvest of oysters effective at legal sunrise on November 1, 2019.


Approved Area V is an area that only includes the 80-acre off-bottom oyster park and is approved only for the individuals licensed for oyster aquaculture harvest.


All current rules and regulations will remain in effect.

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