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Oyster harvesting reopening in Mississippi Sound

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 The sun rises over the horizon as more fishermen head to oysters reefs. Coast oyster reefs could reopen next week.
TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD The sun rises over the horizon as more fishermen head to oysters reefs. Coast oyster reefs could reopen next week. SUN HERALD

BILOXI -- The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will reopen two oyster areas Wednesday morning, breaking a nearly three-week hiatus on the commercial oyster season.

DMR spokeswoman Melissa Scallan said both areas will reopen for harvesting at legal sunrise Wednesday.

The conditionally approved areas:

-- Area II "E" which includes Square Handkerchief Reef and southern portions of Henderson Point Reef

-- Area II "F" which includes southern portions of the Pass Christian Reef

All other current rules and regulations remain in effect.

For more information, call the Oyster Hotline at 374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.

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