Shellfish growing waters closed


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

The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed 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, Dauphin Island Bay and Grand Bay.

The order by State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, closed harvesting as of 4 p.m. on September 14, 2020.  The order is issued as a result of possible bacteriological contamination of the oyster beds due to rainfall associated with Hurricane Sally.

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, Alabama Department of Public Health, 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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