FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 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 from Dewees Inlet north to Garris Landing are suitable for harvesting," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section. "Harvesting areas from Dewees Inlet south to the Charleston Harbor remain closed. This closure includes the areas within Hamlin Sound. The Wando River and Schooner Creek, as well as their tributaries, also 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.