Delays Opening of the 2005-06 Oyster Sesaon on all Public
Grounds East of the Mississippi River
oyster season opening has been delayed on all the public oyster
seed grounds located east of the Mississippi River, including
the Bay Gardene Public Oyster Seed Reservation and the Lake
Borgne Public Oyster Seed Ground.
will take effect at one-half hour before sunrise on Monday,
Oct. 17, 2005 and will remain in place until further notice.
The delay has been ordered by Louisiana Department of Wildlife
and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Dwight Landreneau based on
hurricane-related oyster mortalities that have significantly
reduced available oyster stocks in the area. The delay was
also ordered to protect the remaining oyster resources located
in the area and to protect the successful spat set (reproductive
event) documented during post-hurricane sampling by LDWF marine
All other public oyster seed ground season
dates remain unchanged as originally adopted by the Louisiana
Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.