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Shellfish Areas to Reopen in Apalachicola Bay Wednesday

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that the following shellfish area(s) will be re-opened at sunrise on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 for the harvest of oysters, clams, and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops, shrimp, or crabs.

Area #1621 and #1671 approved for Apalachicola summer leases shellfish harvest area in Franklin County will re-open at sunrise.

The fecal coliform results indicate that water quality meets NSSP standards as defined in Chapter 5L-1.003 of the Florida Administrative Code.

The re-opening of the waters is in compliance with the management plan. If you have any further questions about the closing of shellfish harvesting area please contact our staff members Carrie Jones or Jeff Wren at (850) 653-8317.

The Division of Aquaculture's Daily Status report is found on the Internet at under the shellfish harvesting tab.  In the event the daily status report cannot be accessed due to server problems, a detailed pre-recorded message of open and closed shellfish harvest areas is available 24 hours a day by calling (850) 653-8317.  For questions concerning scallop harvesting, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at (850) 487-0554.