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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2016

DHEC closes some Charleston County shellfish beds

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has closed some shellfish harvesting beds in Charleston County due to heavy rains, the agency announced today.

"This closure affects all shellfish harvesting from the Charleston Harbor south to Captain Sams Inlet," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section. "The affected area will reopen once water quality data indicate that bacteria levels are once again suitable for shellfish harvesting."

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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