Mississippi waters close to oyster harvesting this afternoon

The Mississippi DMR is closing Area II "A" and Area II "C" conditionall approved waters to oyster harvesting, effective 3 p.m. today because of rainfall that exceeds the management plan criteria.

Please be advised that at that time ALL harvesting areas and waters in Mississippi will be closed. Area II “A” Conditionally Approved Waters, includes portions of the Pass Christian and Henderson Point reefs and Hornets Reef.

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).

For more information on the open and closed areas, call the DMR’s 24-hour Oyster Information Hot Line at (228) 374-5167 or (800) 385-5902.