Shellfish growing waters opened

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       

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

 State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announced the reopening of portions of Mobile Bay that were temporarily closed to the harvesting of oysters on June 20, 2023. This includes Portersville Bay and Grand Bay. The order was effective at 8:30 a.m., June 29, 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 (ADPH) will continue to monitor bay waters and shellfish to ensure bacteriological safety.   

For additional information concerning the opening, contact Joshua Hopper, ADPH, in Mobile at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 721-5332.