Alabama oyster harvesting

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8:32 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Alabama Shellfish Harvesting Waters Closed

Alabama's Department of Public Health is temporarily closing shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin County.
Press-Register/Susanica Tam

The state Department of Public Health is temporarily closing shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin County.

   In a release Monday, Jeff McCool of the Alabama Department of Public Health said waterways will close because recent heavy rainfall may have led to bacterial contamination of oyster beds.

   Impacted waterways include Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Grand Bay, Heron Bay, Dauphin Island Bay and Bon Secour Bay.