BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife and fisheries regulators have set the 2013-14 oyster season, which opens next month in some areas.
On Sept. 4, the Little Lake, Barataria Bay, Deep Lake, Lake Tambour and Vermilion/East and West Cote Blanche/Atchafalaya Bay Public Oyster Seed Grounds will open.
On Oct. 15, all remaining public oyster seed grounds and reservations, including Lake Borgne, Sister Lake, Lake Mechant, the Lake Machias/Fortuna and Bay Long sacking-only areas open.
On Nov. 1, the season in the west cove part of Calcasieu Lake Public Oyster Area will open.
Each season opens a half-hour before sunrise.
Several areas will remain closed. Visit www.wlf.louisiana.gov for a list of closed sites.
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the dates Thursday based on an annual stock assessment by state biologists and public comment.