FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Byron Webb
Office: 251-433-2428, Cell 251-331-3447

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 August 31 and September 7, 2021. This includes Portersville Bay and Heron Bay. The order was effective at 12 noon, September 22, 2021.

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 Byron Webb, ADPH, in Mobile at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 331-3447.

 

 

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Mission: To promote, protect, and improve Alabama’s health

Vision: Healthy People. Healthy Communities. Healthy Alabama.

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09/22/2021

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