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Pearl River levels close oyster reefs

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SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources closed three areas to the harvest of oysters due to the Pearl River stage exceeding the 10-foot management plan criteria. The closure was effective at 4pm, Wednesday, Dec. 19 for the following areas:    

  • Area II "A" Conditionally Approved Waters (closing) – This area includes northern portions of the Pass Christian and Henderson Point reefs and Hornets reef.    
  • Area II "B" Conditionally Approved Waters (closing) – This area includes St. Stanislaus and Waveland reefs.    
  • Area II "D" Conditionally Approved Waters (closing) – This area includes reefs located between the U.S. Highway 90 and the CSX Railroad bridges.

All other current rules and regulations will remain in effect. These areas may reopen for harvest when water sample results meet the management plan criteria for reopening.

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

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