Mississippi closes 3 oyster harvest areas

By The Associated Press

BILOXI – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has closed three areas to oyster harvesting because of water quality issues.
The affected harvesting areas closed Tuesday involve Area II “A,” which includes northern portions of the Pass Christian, Henderson Point Reef and northern portions of Hornet’s Reef; Area II “E,” which covers
Square Handkerchief reef and southern portions of Henderson Point Reef and Area II “F,” including southern portions of the
Pass Christian reef.
MDMR spokeswoman Susan Perkins said tests found high fecal coliform levels in those areas.