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Rain Causes Oyster Bed Closures In Baldwin And Mobile Counties

The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed shellfish growing waters in Baldwin and Mobile counties.  
Authorities say Areas I, II, III, IV, V and VI are closed and includes Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Heron Bay and Dauphin Island Bay.

 
   The order by Acting State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris closed harvesting as of 3 p.m. Monday. It was issued as a result of possible bacteriological contamination of the oyster beds due to recent rainfall.
 
   Officials said Wednesday that harvesting will resume as soon as the areas meet acceptable bacteriological criteria.
 

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