The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division announces that the following Oyster Management Zones will be opened to the harvest of oysters beginning Monday, October 30, 2017.

The opening is pursuant to Section 9-12-28, Code of Alabama 1975 as stated by Rule 220-3-.02.

Harvest Zone(s) Open: All of Zone C (including Cedar Point East, Buoy Reef and King’s Bayou) south of line of Latitude 30° 22.728N, Zone E (Heron Bay) and all of Zone F (including Cedar Point West)

Date/Time Open: Monday, October 30, 2017, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Sack Limit: Six sacks per person/vessel per day, regardless of how many licensed harvesters aboard.

Gear Restrictions: Tong only

Draft Restrictions: Vessel may not contact reef bottoms

Management Station Location: Cedar Point Cutoff – across from Jemison’s Bait Shop

Management Station Hours: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Management Station Contact: Oyster Management Station (251-331-1190); Dauphin Island Marine Resources Office (251-861-2882).