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Louisiana to close oyster harvest in part of Calcasieu lake

5 years 4 months 2 days ago Tuesday, January 24 2017 Jan 24, 2017 January 24, 2017 2:35 PM January 24, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

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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