The Georgia Department of Natural Resources late last week reopened the Glynn County recreational harvesting area to shellfishers, following concerns over possible spillage from the wreck of the M/V Golden Ray.

Officials had kept a close eye on the overturned container ship, which overturned in September.  The ship leaked fuel into the St. Simons Sound, causing the DNR’s Coastal Resources Division (CRD) to close the harvesting area until it could be determined that it was not contaminated. 

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