March 28, 2018

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

Areas reopened to oyster harvesting


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

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announced today the reopening of portions of Mobile Bay that were temporarily closed to the harvesting of oysters on March 17, 2018. This includes Portersville Bay. The order was effective at 8:30 a.m., March 28, 2018.

All public oyster reefs are managed by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Marine Resources Division (MRD) for harvest. Catchers are reminded to check with MRD for information regarding areas open for harvest.

The Alabama Department of Public Health will continue to monitor bay waters and shellfish to ensure bacteriological safety.

For additional information concerning the opening, contact Byron Webb, Alabama Department of Public Health, in Mobile at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 331-3447.



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