FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Byron Webb
Office: 251-433-2428, Cell 251-331-3447
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has closed shellfish growing waters in Baldwin and Mobile counties, this includes Grand Bay.
The order by State Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, closed harvesting as of 10:30 a.m. on July 7. The order is issued as a result of possible bacteriological contamination of the oyster beds due to recent rainfall.
ADPH will continue to monitor bay waters and shellfish. Harvesting can be resumed as soon as areas meet acceptable bacteriological criteria.
For additional information concerning the closure, contact Byron Webb, ADPH, at (251) 433-2428 or (251) 331-3447.