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Several Shellfish Harvesting Area Closures

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The Florida Department of Agriculture has closed several shellfish harvesting areas in Bay and Walton Counties. The temporary closures come after water quality testing found contamination levels that exceeded acceptable standards.

The closed areas are:

Bay County

North Bay Western

North Bay Eastern


Walton County

Chotawhatchee Bay Eastern


The areas are closed for the harvest of oysters, clams, and mussels. The closure does not include scallops, shrimp, or crabs. 

The Walton County area was just re-opened Sunday morning, but will close again.