FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has closed some shellfish harvesting beds in Charleston County due to excessive rainfall, the agency announced today.
"This closure affects shellfish harvesting from Captain Sams Inlet north to Garrison Landing and the north point of Bull Island," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section. "The affected area will reopen once water quality data indicate that bacteria levels are once again suitable for shellfish harvesting. Previous closures in the Wando River remain in effect."
For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Charleston County, call DHEC's Charleston Environmental Health Services Office at (843) 953-0160.
DHEC Media Relations