LDWF Announces Closure of Oyster Season in Sister Lake and Bay Junop in Terrebonne Parish

Release Date: 12/12/2011

December 12, 2011 –Today, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham signed an order to close oyster season in Sister Lake and Bay Junop, both located in Terrebonne Parish.  These closures are to take effect at one half-hour past sunset on Thursday, December 15, 2011.

Recent data gathered by LDWF biologists indicates the presence of a successful spat set in these areas that represent future oyster stocks.  Therefore, Sister Lake and Bay Junop are being closed to protect the young, developing oysters from further harvesting impacts.

All other details, rules and regulations of the 2011/2012 oyster season as established by previous actions of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and the LDWF Secretary remain in effect until further notice.

For more information on the 2011/2012 oyster season visit:  http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/oyster-seasons

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

For more information, please contact Laura Wooderson at lwooderson@wlf.la.gov or (225) 610-2363.