August 20, 2018

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

Shellfish growing areas closed


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

The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed shellfish growing waters in Area II and Area VII of Mobile Bay. This includes Portersville Bay and Grand Bay.

The order by State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, closed harvesting as of 10 a.m. on August 20, 2018. The order is issued as a result of a sewage discharge potentially affecting the harvest areas.

The Alabama Department of Public Health will continue to monitor bay waters and the shellfish. Harvesting can be resumed as soon as areas meet acceptable bacteriological criteria.



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