June 8, 2020

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

Shellfish growing waters closed

CONTACT: Byron Webb
Office: 251-433-2428, Cell 251-331-3447

The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed shellfish growing waters in Baldwin and Mobile counties. Areas I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII are closed. This includes Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Heron Bay, Navy Cove, Dauphin Island Bay and Grand Bay.

The order by State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, closed harvesting as of 9 a.m. on June 8, 2020. The order is issued as a result of possible bacteriological contamination of the oyster beds due to recent rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Cristobal.

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.

For additional information concerning the closure, contact Byron Webb, Alabama Department of Public Health, at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 331-3447.

County health departments throughout Alabama provide a wide range of confidential and professional services. Contact your local county health department for additional information.

Mission: To promote, protect, and improve Alabama’s health

Vision: Healthy People. Healthy Communities. Healthy Alabama.

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