Shellfish growing areas closed


CONTACT: Ronald Dawsey
(334) 206-5375 (Office), (334) 850-5115 (Cell)

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has closed shellfish growing waters in Baldwin County. Area III is closed. This includes Bon Secour Bay and Navy Cove.

The order by State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, closed harvesting as of 7 p.m. on May 17, 2018. The order is issued as a result of possible bacteriological contamination of the oyster beds due to a sewage discharge.

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

For additional information concerning the closure, contact Ronald Dawsey, ADPH, at (334) 206-5375 or (334) 850-5115.