Heavy rain forces closure of oyster reefs

Oyster reefs in Area II 'A" has been closed to the harvesting of oysters because of rain exceeding the management plan critera, the DMR announced today.

The Department of Marine Resources said the closure was effective as of 4 p.m. today. The reefs will reopen when water sample results meet management plan critera.

Area II 'A' includes northern portions of Pass Christian and Henderson Point reefs and Hornets Reef.