Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Area 1612 to reopen to oyster harvesting on Wednesday after 132 day closure

            The Department of Agriculture will reopen oyster harvesting area 1612 at sunrise on Wednesday.

Area 1612 is the conditionally approved Winter West Shellfish Harvesting Area – it includes the Green Point Bar.

The area has been has been off limits to oyster harvesting for 134 days.

Area 1612 was closed last December when the Apalachicola river rose above 11 feet, and the river had not dropped below 11 feet since then.