July 15, 2019

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

Shellfish growing areas closed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 County. Areas I, II and VII are closed. This includes Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Dauphin Island Bay and Grand Bay.

The order by State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, closed harvesting for Area I on July 13, 2019, and Areas II and VII on July 14, 2019. The order is issued as a result of possible bacteriological contamination of the oyster beds due to recent rainfall.

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, ADPH, at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 331-3447.

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