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Oyster reefs reopen in Pass Christian

PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -

Two oyster reef areas reopened Monday at sunrise. According to officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, the reefs that reopened include:

-Area II "A" Conditionally Approved Waters - This area includes northern portions of the Pass Christian and Henderson Point reefs and Hornets reef for tonging only.

-Area II "C" Conditionally Approved Waters - and its subdivisions of II "E," II "F" and II "G" - these areas include southern portions of the Pass Christian and Henderson Point reefs, Square Handkerchief Reef and northern portions of the Pass Marianne and Telegraph reefs.

All other areas will remain closed to the harvest of oysters, and all other oyster harvest rules and regulations will remain in effect.

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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