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December 3, 2015

DHEC reopens additional shellfish harvesting areas in Charleston County

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.


Jim Beasley
Public Information Director