Areas reopened to oyster harvesting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(251) 433-2428 Office, (251) 331-3447 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 January 26, 2019. This includes Portersville Bay and Heron Bay. The order was effective at 1 p.m., May 4, 2019.
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 Byron Webb, Alabama Department of Public Health, in Mobile at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 331-3447.
County health departments throughout Alabama provide a wide range of confidential and professional services. Contact your local county health department for additional information.
Mission: To promote, protect, and improve Alabama’s health
Vision: Healthy People. Healthy Communities. Healthy Alabama.
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ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
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