FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will reopen additional shellfish
harvesting areas in Charleston County previously closed due to excessive rainfall, the agency announced today.
"Water quality data indicate that the approved harvesting areas in Schooner Creek and Clark Sound are suitable for harvesting," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section. "The shellfish beds from the Isle of Palms Connector to Dewees Creek, as well as those on the Wando River, will remain closed."
For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Charleston County, call DHEC's Charleston Environmental Health Services Office at (843) 953-0150.
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