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DHEC Reopens All Statewide Shellfish Harvesting Beds Except Wallace Creek in Beaufort County

Dec. 25, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will reopen all statewide shellfish harvesting beds at sunrise on Dec. 26, EXCEPT for Wallace Creek in Beaufort County, the agency announced today. 

"Water quality data indicate that bacteria levels are once again suitable for shellfish harvesting throughout the state except the Conditional Management Area of Wallace Creek," said Mike Pearson, Manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section.

For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Beaufort County, call DHEC's Beaufort Environmental Affairs Office at 843-846-1030 or visit



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