Shellfish growing waters closed


CONTACT: Byron Webb, (251) 433-2428, (251) 331-3447 (Cellular)

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has closed shellfish growing waters in Mobile County. Areas I and II are closed. This includes Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Heron Bay and Dauphin Island Bay. The order by State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, closes harvesting on January 30, 2023. The order is issued as a result of possible bacteriological contamination of the oyster beds due to recent rainfall.

The ADPH 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.