|=========================================================================================================| | OPEN/CLOSED STATUS OF SHELLFISH AREAS FOR HARVESTING | | CENTRAL GULF: From St. Joseph Bay in Gulf County to Wakulla County. | |=========================================================================================================| | This table of open/closed status was published at 8:33 AM, September 18,2017 and will remain in | | effect until updated by 2:00 PM on the next day that there is a change in status. | | Check this page today for the open or closed status of areas today and if you check this page after | | 2:00 pm today, it will also identify the open or closed status of areas tomorrow. | |=========================================================================================================| | ========================================================================================================| | Open means an area that is open for harvesting from sunrise to sunset and will remain open until | | closed. ***Commercial shellfish harvesters must abide by all seasonal harvest time regulations | | pursuant to Rule 5L-1. Please call if you need any assistance*** | | - Closed means an area that is closed for harvesting and will remain closed until reopened. | | - When the status of areas is changed from open to closed, closures become effective at sunset. | | - When the status of areas is changed from closed to open, reopenings become effective at sunrise. | | - When applicable, this page will identify changes in status, from open to closed and from closed to | | open. | |========================+================================================================================| | STATUS *************** | CONDITIONALLY APPROVED AREAS **************************************************| |========================+================================================================================| | SEASONALLY CLOSED | 1512 Indian Lagoon Conditionally Approved Spring/Fall March-June, Oct | | through Sept 30th | | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | SEASONALLY CLOSED | 1542 Indian Lagoon Conditionally Approved Zone A Winter Nov-Feb | | through Oct 31st | | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | SEASONALLY CLOSED | 1552 Indian Lagoon Conditionally Approved Zone B Winter Nov-Feb | | through Oct 31st | | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | CLOSED 9/10 Precaution 1612 Apalachicola Bay Conditionally Approved Sep-May | | Due to Hurricane | *Southern portion prohibited south of Sheepshead Bayou effective 9/1/15* | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | OPEN 1622 Apalachicola Bay Conditionally Approved Sep-May | | | *Southern portion prohibited south of Sheepshead Bayou effective 9/1/15* | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | OPEN | 1632 Apalachicola Bay Conditionally Approved Sep-May | | | | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | OPEN 1642 Apalachicola Bay Conditionally Approved East Sep-May | | | | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | SEASONALLY CLOSED | 1652 Apalachicola Bay Conditionally Approved June-Aug | | through June 1, 2018 | | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | SEASONALLY CLOSED | 1662 Apalachicola Bay Conditionally Approved June-Aug | | through June 1, 2018 | | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | SEASONALLY CLOSED | 2002 Ochlockonee Bay Conditionally Approved Oct-Jun | | through Sept 30th | | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | OPEN | 2212 Wakulla County Conditionally Approved Zone 1 Sep-May | | | | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | OPEN 2222 Wakulla County Conditionally Approved Zone 2 Sep-May (Public Reefs) | | | | |========================+================================================================================| | STATUS ****************| APPROVED AREAS ****************************************************************| |========================+================================================================================| | CLOSED 7/24/17 Sunset | 1401 St. Joseph Bay Approved | | Due to HAB- Ps. nitschia | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | CLOSED 9/10 Precaution 1601 Apalachicola Bay System Approved Sep-May | | Due to Hurricane | | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | CLOSED 9/10 Precaution 1611 Apalachicola Bay System Approved Sep-May | | Due to Hurricane | | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | SEASONALLY CLOSED | 1621 Apalachicola Bay Approved June-August | | until June 1, 2018 | | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | CLOSED | 1671 Apalachicola Bay System Approved June-August | | Due to FWC EO 17-20 | | |---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | OPEN 1801 Alligator Harbor Approved | | | | |========================+================================================================================| | STATUS ****************| CONDITIONALLY RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED AREAS *********************************| |========================+================================================================================| | CLOSED | 1506 Indian Lagoon Conditionally Restricted | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | CLOSED | 1606 Apalachicola Bay Conditionally Restricted | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | CLOSED | 2006 Ochlockonee Bay Conditionally Restricted | |------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | CLOSED | 2206 Wakulla Conditionally Restricted | |========================+================================================================================| | The open/closed status for the above areas is also available by calling the Central Gulf Coast District | | Office in Apalachicola @ 850/653-8317. If the current phone status message is unavailable due to | |inclement weather, call the following number for changes in status for areas from Gulf County east to | |Wakulla County: 321/984-4890. *Commercial harvesting will be 4 days a week Mon-Thu in Apalachicola Bay | |and Indian Lagoon effective September 1, 2017* | |=========================================================================================================| | Industry Notes: | | Next red tide water samples tentatively scheduled: | | Most recent red tide cell counts: | | Most recent red tide meat sample results: | | Red tide meat samples tentatively scheduled: | | Weekly FC Test Schedule: All Summer Stations - #14, #15, #16, #18 | | Weekly FC Test Schedule: All Winter Stations - #14; #15; #16; #18; #20; #22 | |=========================================================================================================| |Cell counts: Cell count refers to the total number of Karenia brevis red tide organisms per liter of | |seawater. Greater than 5,000 cells per liter causes a shellfish harvesting area to close or remain | |closed. Mouse Units: Information that results from tests run on shellfish meat samples. Samples testing | |less than 20 mouse units (<20 MU) are considered non-toxic. Samples testing 20 or more mouse units are | |considered toxic. Reopening a shellfish harvesting area closed to red tide requires test results with | |less than 5,000 Karenia brevis cells per liter AND less than 20 mouse units. | |=========================================================================================================| Shellfish Harvesting Area Map
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