Oyster season opening delayed in Mississippi

18-69-CWS | November 9, 2018

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Thursday that oyster season, which was set to open at legal sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, has been delayed due to rainfall exceeding the management plan criteria for conditionally approved waters in the western sound. The season will open when water sample results meet the management plan criteria.


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