- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s coastal waters have been closed to oyster harvesting.

State Health Officer Don Williamson announced Monday that he had ordered all shellfish growing waters closed due to heavy rains that could cause possible bacteriological contamination.

Greg Dunn of the Alabama Department of Public Health says it’s impossible to say how long oyster harvesting will be stopped. The department says it will monitor the water and will allow harvesting to resume when the water meets acceptable bacteriological criteria.

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