Shellfish growing waters closed


CONTACT:  Joshua Hopper, (251) 433-2428 (Office)
(251) 721-5332 (Cellular)

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has closed shellfish growing waters in Mobile County. Areas I and III are closed. This includes Cedar Point, Heron Bay, Navy Cove and Dauphin Island Bay.

The order by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris closed harvesting on June 22, 2023. The order is issued as a result of possible bacteriological contamination of the oyster beds due to recent heavy rainfall in the areas.   

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 Joshua Hopper, ADPH, at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 721-5332.