DHEC reopens select shellfish beds in Georgetown County

Shellfish beds in the Murrells Inlet area are open again.
Shellfish beds in the Murrells Inlet area are open again.

(WCSC) - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reopened shellfish beds previously closed due to excessive rainfall in Georgetown County.

"Water quality data indicate that the approved area in Murrells Inlet is now suitable for harvesting," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section.

For information on Georgetown and Horry counties' clam and oyster harvesting areas, call DHEC's Environmental Quality Control office at (843) 238-4378. For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Beaufort County, call DHEC's EQC office at (843) 846-1030. For more information on Charleston County clam and oyster harvesting areas, call DHEC's EQC office at (843) 953-0160.

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