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Franklin County Shellfish Area Closed

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A shellfish area in Franklin County is being temporarily closed due to poor water quality.

The affected area is #1622 CA Apalachicola Winter Harvest Area.  As of sundown Saturday, the area is off-limits for the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels but the closure does not apply to scallops, shrimp or crabs.

The Florida Department of Agriculture will continue to collect and analyze water samples and re-open the area when results conform to standards.

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