DMR orders two oyster reefs closed

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has closed Area II B conditionally approved waters for oyster harvesting, effective immediately.

The action was taken after it was reported that wastewater had been discharged that has the potential to affect the area.

Area II B includes St. Stanislaus and Waveland reefs.

The area will remain closed until further notice. All other current rules and regulations will remain in effect. The reefs had opened to harvesting by tonging only earlier this week.