Shellfish growing areas 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 Mobile County. Areas I, II, and VII are closed. This includes Cedar Point, Heron Bay, Portersville Bay and Grand Bay.

The order by State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, closed harvesting on September 20, 2019. The order is issued as a result of possible bacteriological contamination of the oyster beds due to recent rainfall.

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 Byron Webb, ADPH, at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 331-3447.