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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2015

DHEC to reopen some shellfish harvesting areas in Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will reopen some 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 from Capt. Sams Inlet north to the Charleston Harbor, with the exception of Schooner Creek and its tributaries, are suitable for harvesting," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section. "These areas will reopen the morning of Thursday, Nov. 19."

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