Mobile, Baldwin Shellfish Waters Closed

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed all shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin counties to harvesting.

The Press-Register newspaper reports that the closure took effect at 3 p.m. Saturday. Health officials say affected areas include: Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Grand Bay, Heron Bay, Dauphin Island Bay and Bon Secour Bay.

State health officer Dr. Donald Williamson gave the order because of a possible bacteria contamination of oyster beds caused by recent heavy rainfall.

The department plans to continue to monitor the waters and will reopen the harvesting areas once bacteriological analysis yields acceptable levels.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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