Biden: It Will Take Years to Rebuild Florida After Hurricane Ian South Carolina’s oyster suppliers may face weeks of delays in harvesting due to disruptions caused by Hurricane Ian . The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today it’s closing all shellfish harvesting beds across the state due to projected rainfall that could affect water quality. That means suppliers to local restaurants and distributors won’t be able to collect oysters until they get the all-clear from the state. The start of the 2022-2023 wild shellfish harvest season, which had been scheduled for Oct. 1, has been delayed. Harvests will resume once officials confirm the water is free from contamination.