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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2015

DHEC reopening 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 from the Ben Sawyer Bridge north to the Isle of Palms Connector 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 will remain closed. The Wando River and the shellfish beds of Schooner Creek and Clark Sound also 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.

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Robert Yanity
Public Information Director
yanityrm@dhec.sc.gov
803.898.1617