Jan. 30, 2012 –Today, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham signed an order to close the oyster season on all public oyster areas east of the Mississippi River. These closures are to take effect at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, February 2, 2012.
The areas are being closed to protect the resource, based on current harvest pressure and estimated low oyster stock size.
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.
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/ldwffbor follow us on Twitter @LDWF.
For more information, please contact Laura Wooderson at firstname.lastname@example.org (225) 610-2363.