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Biloxi Bay oyster reefs closed

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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

After opening on Nov. 1 for the first time since 1962, the Biloxi Bay oyster reefs have been closed. 

According to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, the reefs were closed on Nov. 30 because of poor water samples. 

The areas closed include the Biloxi Bay Reef and the Shearwater Reef, which was open for tonging. 

For additional information, contact the Oyster Hotline at 228-374-5167 or 1-800-385-5902.

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