The Georgia Department of Agriculture forced a Macon seafood restaurant to temporarily close its doors Tuesday afternoon.
An inspector with the state department placed a stop sale sign on the door of Rocky Creek Seafood until the restaurant fixes several problems.
The first is a water line backup. Owner Clarence Williams says the drain under the fish cleaning station inside to the line outside is clogged, causing water to pool in the parking lot.
He says employees were also dumping fish scales into the grass behind the building instead of the dumpster, which caused a bad odor outside.
Willliams says, two weeks ago, he noticed an employee wasn't disposing of the scales properly and asked him to stop. He says that employee no longer works at the restaurant.
When the state inspector arrived Tuesday afternoon, Williams says some of the fish wasn't chilled properly and had to be thrown out.
He says he hopes to fix the problems and get his business up and running shortly.