Shellfish growing waters closed


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

The Alabama Department of Public Health 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, closed harvesting on April 1, 2023. 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, Alabama Department of Public Health, at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 331-3447.