January 20, 2023

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

Shellfish growing waters reopened

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Byron Webb, (251) 433-2428
(251) 331-3447 (Cellular)

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announced today the reopening of portions of Mobile Bay that were temporarily closed to the harvesting of oysters on January 11. This includes Portersville Bay and Heron Bay. The order was effective at 1:30 p.m., January 20, 2023.

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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