Possible contaminated beds halts oyster harvesting in south Alabama

The stateDepartment of Public Health is temporarily closing shellfish growing waters inMobile and Baldwin Counties.

Accordingto a release from the Alabama Department of Public Health, waterways will closebecause recent heavy rainfall may have led to bacteriological contamination ofoyster beds.

Impactedwaterways include Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Grand Bay, Heron Bay, DauphinIsland Bay and Bon Secour Bay.

ADPH statesthat the areas will close at 6 AM Tuesday and harvesting will resume once areasmeet acceptable bacteriological testing criteria.