Shell-ebrate Good Times: Mobile Bay’s Shellfish Waters Reopened

Mobile Rundown Staff

Calling all shellfish lovers!

Get your shucking knives ready because the shellfish-growing waters in Mobile Bay are back in action. 

That’s right, folks — Portersville Bay, Grand Bay, and Heron Bay are fully operational again.

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris just gave us the green light, and foodies couldn’t be more thrilled. 

shellfish growing waters reopened

It’s been a temporary closure since earlier this year, but the wait is finally over.

Starting from June 1, restaurants and households can head out to these rejuvenated waters and take their fill. 

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Marine Resources Division) is in charge of managing the public oyster reefs. 

They make sure that these reefs are in tip-top shape for all the eager harvesters out there. 

And our trusty Alabama Department of Health will continue monitoring the bay waters to ensure they meet the highest bacteriological safety standards.

They’ve got our backs! 

So, fellow seafoodies, let’s celebrate this reopening by heading over to local establishments and feasting on freshly harvested shellfish. 

It’s time to savor the flavors and enjoy the bounty that our coastal paradise has to offer.

Gather your friends and get ready to slurp away! 

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