May 19, 2021

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

Portions of Mobile Bay reopened to oyster harvesting


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

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announced Wednesday the reopening of portions of Mobile Bay that were temporarily closed to the harvesting of oysters on May 11, 2021. This includes Bon Secour Bay. The order was effective at 11 a.m., May 19, 2021.

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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