October 17, 2018

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

Areas reopened to oyster harvesting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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 October 10, 2018. This includes Portersville Bay, Grand Bay, Bon Secour Bay, Navy Cove and Heron Bay. The order was effective at 10 a.m., October 17, 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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