Louisiana: Oyster harvest shut down by Louisiana agency

Read the full story from the Times-Picayune.

If you’ve got a hankering for oysters on the half shell, you’d better rush out immediately and get some. The Louisiana Department of Health announced Tuesday afternoon it is closing all oyster harvest in the state’s shellfish-growing areas beginning at sunset Tuesday.

The agency said it’s a precautionary measure due to the adverse weather conditions caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, and will affect all of the state’s 28 oyster harvest areas.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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