BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The state health department has ordered the reopening of an oyster harvesting area in Iberia Parish that was closed as a precaution after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Alan Levine, secretary of the state Department of Health and Hospitals, says Area 28, which is west of the Mississippi River in Iberia Parish, reopens at sunrise Tuesday.
The area was originally closed May 18. Levine says there's been no oil intrusion in the partially reopened area so they're reopening it to give harvesters time to bring in their product.