Shellfish growing waters closed


CONTACT:  Nan Steedley (251) 433-2428 Office
(251) 331-0651 Cell

The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed oyster growing waters in Mobile County. Areas II and VII are closed; this includes Portersville Bay and Grand Bay.

The Order by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris closed harvesting on December 4, 2023. The order is issued as a result of possible bacteriological contamination of the oyster beds due to a potential sewage discharge.

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 Nan Steedley, Alabama Department of Public Health, at (251) 433-2428 office or (251) 331-0651 cell.



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