November 16, 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 (ADPH) has closed shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Areas I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII are closed. This includes Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Grand Bay, Heron Bay, Dauphin Island Bay, Navy Cove and Bon Secour Bay.

The order by State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, closed harvesting as of 3 p.m. on November 15, 2018. The order is issued as a result of the presence of red tide cells (Karenia brevis) exceeding standards.

ADPH will continue to monitor bay waters and the shellfish. Harvesting can be resumed as soon as areas meet acceptable standards.

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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