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State Re-opens Some Shellfish Areas Following Tropical Storm Debby

By: FL Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services Email
By: FL Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services Email

July 2, 2012 -- 1:32 p.m.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that the following shellfish area(s) will be re-opened at sunrise on Monday, July 2, 2012 for the harvest of oysters, clams, and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops, shrimp, or crabs.

Area(s):
#1662 CA Apalachicola Summer Shellfish Harvest Area

Affected

Counties
Franklin____________________

Basis for action:
Fecal coliform results indicate that water quality meets NSSP standards as defined in Chapter 5L-1.003, 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 www.FloridaAquaculture.com 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.


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