May 20, 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 Thursday the reopening of portions of Mobile Bay that were temporarily closed to the harvesting of oysters on May 11, 2021. This includes Portersville Bay, Grand Bay, Bon Secour Bay, and Heron Bay. The order was effective at 9 a.m., May 20, 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 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.

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