September 26, 2019

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

Portions of Mobile Bay opened for oyster harvesting


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 September 20, 2019. This includes Cedar Point, Heron Bay, Portersville Bay and Grand Bay. The order was effective at 10 a.m., September 26, 2019.

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 (ADPH) will continue to monitor bay waters and shellfish to ensure bacteriological safety.

For additional information concerning the opening, contact Byron Webb, ADPH, in Mobile at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 331-3447.



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