Louisiana to close oyster harvest in part of Calcasieu lake
CAMERON - All oyster harvest in the West Cove portion of the Calcasieu Lake Public Oyster Area in Cameron Parish is closing at a half-hour after sunset Tuesday.
The oyster population in the lake has been in decline for several years and state officials say the continued commercial harvest may threaten the long-term sustainability of remaining oyster resources in the area.
The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the closure Friday.
To view maps detailing the department's actions visit: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/commerical-oyster-seasons .
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