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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2015

DHEC reopens remaining shellfish harvesting areas in Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will reopen the remaining shellfish harvesting areas in Charleston County previously closed due to excessive rainfall, the agency announced today.

"Water quality data indicate that these approved harvesting areas are suitable for harvesting," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section. "This reopening includes the Wando River and shellfish beds between the Isle of Palms and Dewees Creek."

For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Charleston County, call DHEC's Charleston Environmental Health Services Office at (843) 953-0150.

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Jim Beasley
Public Information Director
beaslejc@dhec.sc.gov
803.898.7769