Tuesday, October 9, 2018

PRECAUTIONARY CLOSURE STATEMENT


Date:_10/9/18____ 
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing the following shellfish area at sunset on _Tuesday October 9th, 2018__ for the harvest of oysters, clams, and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops, shrimp, or crabs.

Area(s):  
#16 ALL Aplachicola Bay Winter Shellfish Harvest Areas
#1801 Alligator Harbor
#2002 Ochlockonee Bay
#2212/2222 Wakulla
Affected
Counties:

___Franklin, Wakulla__________
Basis for action: 
Precautionary emergency closure due to Hurricane Michael

You will be notified as soon as the shellfish area can be re-opened.  If you have any further questions concerning the closure of shellfish harvesting areas please contact Carrie Jones or Chris Clark at (850) 653-8317.  Refer to the Division of Aquaculture’s
Daily Status Report  for daily open/closure information.  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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