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Possible contaminated beds halts oyster harvesting in south Alabama

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Montgomery, AL -

The state Department of Public Health is temporarily closing shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

According to a release from the Alabama Department of Public Health, waterways will close because recent heavy rainfall may have led to bacteriological contamination of oyster beds.

Impacted waterways include Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Grand Bay, Heron Bay, Dauphin Island Bay and Bon Secour Bay.

ADPH states that the areas will close at 6 AM Tuesday and harvesting will resume once areas meet acceptable bacteriological testing criteria.

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