Shellfish growing waters opened


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

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announced today the reopening of portions of Mobile Bay that were temporarily closed to the harvesting of oysters on June 22, 2023. This includes Heron Bay, Cedar Point and Navy Cove. The order was effective at 9:30 a.m., June 28, 2023.

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 Joshua Hopper, ADPH, at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 751-5332.