BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are reopening reefs for the harvest of oysters.
Area II “E” including Square Handkerchief Reef and southern portions of Henderson Point Reef and Area II “F” including southern portions of the Pass Christian Reef.
The oyster season was closed due to heavy flooding opening the spillway, bringing bacteria into the area from the Pearl River. The oyster business in Mississippi has taken a hit because of this. The regular season usually closes in April.