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DHEC Reopens Shellfish Harvesting Beds

For Immediate Release:
Oct. 19, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has reopened shellfish harvesting in two areas of the state, the agency announced today.

"All shellfish harvesting in the Conditional Management Area of Wallace Creek in Beaufort County and the Approved areas of North Inlet, Winyah Bay and the North and South Santee Rivers in Georgetown County have been reopened," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section. "Water quality data indicate that bacteria levels are once again suitable for shellfish harvesting."

For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Beaufort County, call DHEC's Beaufort Environmental Affairs Office at 843-846-1030. In Georgetown County, call DHEC’s Myrtle Beach Environmetntal Affairs Office at 843-238-4378 or visits our website at



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