July 20, 2018

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

Shellfish growing waters closed


CONTACT: Byron Webb
(251) 433-2428 Office, (251) 331-3447 Cellular

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has closed shellfish growing waters in Area II of Mobile Bay. This includes Portersville Bay.

The order by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris closed harvesting as of 3 p.m. on July 20, 2018. The order was issued as a result of bacteriological samples of bay water collected in Area II exceeding the standard.

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, Alabama Department of Public Health, at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 331-3447.



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