FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reopened many shellfish beds previously closed due to excessive rainfall earlier this month, the agency announced today.
"Water quality data indicate that the approved harvesting areas in Charleston and Colleton counties are suitable for harvesting," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section.
The following harvesting areas have been reopened:
The following areas will remain closed to harvesting until sampling results indicate they are again suitable for harvesting:
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.
Public Information Director