BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials are reopening two oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River.
The Department of Health and Hospitals say there has been no intrusion of oil yet from the Gulf of Mexico spill and the oyster beds - known as Areas 5 and 6 in St. Bernard Parish - will continue to be monitored.
The reopenings are effective at sunrise on Sunday.
The action will leave seven of the state's 28 oyster areas closed. State health officials said all of the oyster closures have been precautionary in light of the threat from the oil. But no oil has intruded in the beds so far.