Molluscan Shellfish News

October 25, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the partial closure of oyster harvesting Area 12. The partial closure comes in response to continued oil cleanup in portions of this oyster harvesting area and is consistent with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries closure of the same area.
October 18, 2010
Two of the first oyster harvest areas closed as a result of the Gulf oil spill have been cleared to reopen. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting areas 12 and 13 after working with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other state and federal partners.
October 14, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting Area 19 after working with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other state and federal partners.
September 24, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting areas 2, 3, 14, 15 and 17 after working with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other state and federal partners.
September 08, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the partial reopening of oyster harvesting areas 14, 15 and 17 after working with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other state and federal partners.
August 16, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting Area 5 after working with a specialist with the federal Food and Drug Administration and determining there was no oil intrusion.
July 30, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting areas 1, 4 and 6 after working with a specialist with the federal Food and Drug Administration and determining there was no oil intrusion.
July 21, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the closure of oyster harvesting Area 23 in response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf.
July 07, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today that it is reopening oyster harvesting Area 7 to give harvesters as much time as possible to harvest their product before any potential impact from the BP oil spill in the Gulf.
July 05, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the closures of oyster harvesting areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 in response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf.