September 22, 2020

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

Area reopened to oyster harvesting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris has announced today the reopening of Area VII of Mobile Bay that was temporarily closed to the harvesting of oysters on September 14, 2020. This includes Grand Bay. The order was effective at 3 p.m., September 21, 2020.

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.

 

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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