Area 5 Approved growing waters closed to the harvest of oysters due to harmful algal blooms

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BILOXI, Miss. (WXXV) – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
announced Monday that Area 5 Approved growing waters are closed to the harvest of
oysters.

The closure is effective immediately due to the presence of harmful algal blooms.

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Area 5 Approved growing waters includes the 80-acre off-bottom oyster park south of Deer Island.