Mississippi oyster reef area now open

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has opened Area II “C” Conditionally Approved Waters to the harvest of oysters as of sunrise today, provided the area meets all opening criteria as specified in Title 22, Part 1, and the current management plan.

Area II “C” Conditionally Approved Waters and its subdivisions of II “E” (including Square Handkerchief reef and southern portions of Henderson Point reef), II “F” (including southern portions of the Pass Christian reef) and II “G” (including northern portions of the Pass Marianne and Telegraph reefs).