Beaufort News

State to open many shellfish beds closed during recent rains

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has reopened many shellfish beds temporarily closed due to excessive rainfall earlier this month, an agency release said Thursday.

Shellfishing is open from the St. Helena Sound north to the southern shore of Stono Inlet, the release said.

The northern shore of Dewees Inlet extending up Dewees Creek north to McClellanvile and Mud Bay, and out to Cape Romain Harbor is also open.

Beds in following areas remained closed: the northern shore of the Stono Inlet north to the Charleston Harbor; the southern shore of Dewees Inlet extending into Dewees Creek South to the Charleston Harbor; and McClellanville and Muddy Bay out to Cape Romain Harbor, north to Litchfield and Midway Inlet.