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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2015

DHEC reopens shellfish harvesting area in Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reopened a shellfish bed in Charleston County previously closed due to excessive rainfall earlier this month, the agency announced today.

"Water quality data indicate that the approved harvesting area in St. Helena Sound north to the Folly Road/Highway 171 bridge in Charleston County is suitable for harvesting," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section.

For information on Georgetown and Horry counties' clam and oyster harvesting areas, call DHEC's Environmental Quality Control office at (843) 238-4378. For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Beaufort County, call DHEC's EQC office at (843) 846-1030. For more information on Charleston County clam and oyster harvesting areas, call DHEC's EQC office at (843) 953-0150.

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