Postponed: Mississippi oyster season opening

By WLOX Staff

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Mississippi's 2009-2010 oyster season won't open Wednesday as scheduled due to excessive rainfall. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

The DMR will continue to sample daily and will open areas for harvest after water sampling meets the management plan reopening criteria for the respective area.

For more information on the open and closed areas, call the DMR's 24-hour Oyster Information Hot Line at 228-374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.

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