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MDMR closes oyster reefs due to heavy rains

Crystal Seas Seafood is expecting sales of its irradiated Crystal Clear Oysters to ratchet up in the summer.

GULF OF MEXICO — Heavy rain has prompted Mississippi officials to close oyster reefs.

Mississippi’s Department of Marine Resources said in a news release that all reefs closed at 4 p.m. Friday. No specific date for re-opening was given. Officials said the reefs will reopen when water samples meet state criteria.

Heavy rainfall can affect salinity and bacteria levels in oyster areas.

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