Posted: May 14, 2010 8:54 AM by Sharlee Jacobs
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Louisiana oyster harvesting areas
have been re-opened to give harvesters a chance to gather as many
oysters as possible before any potential effects are felt from the
huge Gulf of Mexico oil leak.
Both areas are west of the Mississippi River. One in Plaquemines
Parish was closed May 11. Another one, in Lafourche and Jefferson
parishes, closed May 10.
In all, 10 of the state's 28 oyster areas are closed. State
health officials said all of the oyster closures have been
precautionary in light of the threat from the oil. But no oil has
intruded in the beds so far.