- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is slightly increasing an area of public oyster seed grounds that will open next month for harvest of market-sized oysters.

The “sacking-only” area originally covered only Louisiana waters of the Mississippi Sound, designated “Harvest Area 2” by the state health department. On Monday, Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham added a small triangle at the eastern edge of the Lake Borgne (BORN) harvest area, also called Harvest Area 1.

The change creates a straight boundary line rather than a zig-zag.

A much smaller area, the Bay Long and American Bay area of Plaquemines Parish, remains the same.

Both areas are scheduled to open Oct. 19 with a possession limit of 50 sacks per vessel per day.

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Online:

Maps: https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/commerical-oyster-seasons

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