- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health regulators are reopening two oyster harvest areas that were closed due to the presence of Red Tide.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says harvest areas 6 and 7, on the east side of the Mississippi River, will open effective at one-half hour before sunrise Wednesday.

Currently, LDWF has the public oyster seed grounds in these areas open FOR SACKING ONLY with a 50-sack daily and possession limit. Therefore, vessels will be allowed to resume market harvest on the public grounds in this area starting tomorrow at one-half hour before sunrise.

The closure had been in effect since Dec. 11. Areas 1-5 remain closed until further notice.

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