Shellfish growing areas closed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed all shellfish growing waters in Baldwin and Mobile counties. Areas I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII are closed. This includes Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Heron Bay, Navy Cove and Dauphin Island Bay.

The order by State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, closed harvesting as of 3 p.m. on September 4, 2018. The order is issued due to the expected landfall of Tropical Storm Gordon.

The Alabama Department of Public Health will continue to monitor bay waters and the shellfish after the storm passes. Harvesting can be resumed as soon as areas meet acceptable bacteriological criteria.

For additional information concerning the closure, contact Byron Webb, Alabama Department of Public Health, at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 331-3447.

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ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street, Suite 910, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 206-5300 | Fax: (334) 206-5520