Portions of Mobile Bay opened for oyster harvesting


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

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris has announced the reopening of portions of Mobile Bay that were temporarily closed to the harvesting of oysters on September 14, 2020. This includes Portersville Bay and Heron Bay. The order was effective at 12 noon, September 25, 2020.

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 will continue to monitor bay waters and shellfish to ensure bacteriological safety.

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

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