Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has announced that the
2007-08 oyster season in the Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed
Reservation will close at one-half hour after sunset on Monday,
Nov. 19, 2007.
The oyster season
in this area was opened to harvest on Nov. 12, 2007 and will
close 16 days earlier than originally scheduled.
in the lake has provided valuable economic return to the Louisiana
oyster industry. However, heavy harvest pressure in Sister
Lake along with the removal of excessive amounts of non-living
reef material with seed oyster loads by fishermen are threatening
existing reef resources in the Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed
Reservation. Protection of the reef resources from injury
is important to the long-term sustainability of the public