March 2, 2018

State of Alabama
Press Release: Public Health, Alabama Department of

Shellfish growing areas closed


CONTACT: Byron Webb
(251) 433-2428; (251) 331-3447

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has closed shellfish growing waters in Baldwin and Mobile counties. Areas I, II, III, IV, V and VI are closed. This includes Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Heron Bay and Dauphin Island Bay.

The order by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris closed harvesting as of 5:30 p.m. on March 2, 2018. The order was issued as a result of possible bacteriological contamination of the oyster beds due to recent rainfall. The ADPH will continue to monitor bay waters and the shellfish. Harvesting can be resumed as soon as areas meet acceptable bacteriological criteria.

For additional information concerning the closure, contact Byron Webb, ADPH, at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 331-3447.

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