Matthew News Release #6

All SC Clam and Oyster Harvesting Areas to Close at Noon Friday

 

Columbia, S.C. (Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m.) - All South Carolina shellfish beds will be closed at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016 in advance of Hurricane Matthew. This precautionary action is being taken because of the likelihood of the occurrence of heavy rainfall and storm water runoff as a result of the storm.

 

“All oyster, clam and mussel harvest areas will be closed on Friday at noon and remain closed until evaluated and re-opened by the Department,” said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC’s Shellfish Sanitation Program. “Individual areas will be opened as soon as conditions are acceptable for the harvest of shellfish.”

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For more information about shellfish, see DHEC's shellfish webpage at: http://www.scdhec.gov/shellfish.

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