Molluscan Shellfish Program

Molluscan Shellfish Areas 1-13 will revert back to the September October 2017 Seasonal classification on Friday, October 13th, 2017.

The Molluscan Shellfish Program is the regulatory agency for the oyster harvesting waters along Louisiana Gulf Coast. The harvesting areas are set forth by the Louisiana Sanitary Code and the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP). The NSSP is the federal/state cooperative program recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) for the sanitary control of shellfish produced and sold for human consumption. All oyster related facilities must adhere to the NSSP.

OYSTER HARVEST AREAS

Louisiana Oysters are Safe to Eat
Oyster Testing and Baseline Samples
Sensory Training
Other Highlighted Facts

SEASONAL RECLASSIFICATIONS


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AREA

STATUS

PARISH

1

OPEN

ORLEANS/ST. BERNARD

2

OPEN

ST. BERNARD

3

OPEN

ST. BERNARD

4

OPEN

ST. BERNARD

5

OPEN

ST. BERNARD

6

OPEN

PLAQUEMINES

7

OPEN

PLAQUEMINES

8

CLOSED

PLAQUEMINES

9

OPEN

PLAQUEMINES

10

OPEN

PLAQUEMINES

11

OPEN

PLAQUEMINES

12

OPEN

JEFFERSON/PLAQUEMINES

13

OPEN

JEFFERSON/LAFOURCHE

14

OPEN

LAFOURCHE

15

OPEN

TERREBONNE

16

CLOSED

TERREBONNE

17

OPEN

TERREBONNE

18

CLOSED

LAFOURCHE/TERREBONNE/ASSUMPTION

19

OPEN

TERREBONNE

20

CLOSED

TERREBONNE/LAFOURCHE

21

OPEN

TERREBONNE

22

CLOSED

TERREBONNE

23

CLOSED

TERREBONNE

24

CLOSED

ST. MARY

25

CLOSED

ST. MARY/IBERIA

26

CLOSED

VERMILLION/IBERIA

27

PARTIALLY OPEN

VERMILLION

28

OPEN

VERMILLION/IBERIA

29

Call 1-800-256-2775 for conditional status

CAMERON

30

Call 1-800-256-2775 for conditional status

CAMERON

Resources

Related Links
Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference: http://www.issc.org/
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov
Louisiana Seafood Promotion Board: http://www.louisianaseafood.com/

For more information:

Gordon LeBlanc
Phone: (225) 342-7539
Job Title: Molluscan Shellfish Program Administrator
gordon.leblanc@la.gov

Christopher Lemaire
Phone: (225) 342-7540
Job Title: Molluscan Shellfish Program Manager
chris.lemaire@la.gov