Alabama shellfish harvesting waters closed

8/19/2013 5:00 PM
By Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — 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.

McCool says the areas will be close 6 a.m. Tuesday and harvesting will resume once areas meet acceptable bacteriological testing criteria.

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