October 20, 2021

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 (ADPH) has closed shellfish growing waters in Baldwin County. Area III is closed. This includes Navy Cove and Bon Secour Bay.

The order by State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, closed harvesting on October 20, 2021. The order is issued as a result of the presence of Karenia brevis cells ("red tide") exceeding standards.

ADPH will continue to monitor bay waters and the shellfish. Harvesting can be resumed as soon as areas meet acceptable bacteriological standards.

For additional information concerning the closure, contact Byron Webb, ADPH, 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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