NEWS RELEASE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH: Shellfish growing waters closed
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
201 Monroe Street, Suite 914
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone 334-206-5300 Fax 334-206-5520
Shellfish growing waters closed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed all shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Areas I, II, III, IV, V and VI are closed. This includes Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Grand Bay, Heron Bay, Dauphin Island Bay and Bon Secour Bay.
The order by State Health Officer, Dr. Donald Williamson, closes harvesting as of 3 p.m. on June 11, 2012. The order is issued as a result of possible bacteriological contamination of the oyster beds due to recent heavy rainfall.
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 Jeff McCool, Alabama Department of Public Health, in Mobile at (251) 662-7511 or (251) 331-0617.