September 11, 2014

Date:_September 11, 2014, 4:30 pm 

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that the following shellfish area(s) will be re-opened at sunrise on _Friday, September 12, 2014, for the harvest of oysters, clams, and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops, shrimp, or crabs.

Area(s):  #3012 Cedar Key Zone A Shellfish Harvest Area, Eastern Portion (east of longitude 830 01.00 W ( 

Affected Counties: Levy 

Basis for action:

Red tide sample results and Chapter 5L-1.003(8), 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 Mike Kuhman or Mark Dehaven at (352)543-5181.  The Division of Aquaculture’s Daily Status report is found on the internet at 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 the above number.  For questions concerning scallop harvesting, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at (850)487-0554.