Nantucket Sound Shellfish Harvesting Closed Until at Least Nov. 1 Because of Domoic Acid
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - October 21, 2016
The East Coast’s first ever outbreak of domoic acid will keep shellfish harvesting in Nantucket Sound closed until at least November 1, which could interfere with the start to region’s scallop season.
According to the Cape Cod Chronicle, an email from Massachusetts’s Shellfish Constable Renee Gagne confirmed that the state would keep shellfish harvesting areas closed for the remainder of October and quite possible into November.
"The MA Division of Marine Fisheries has issued an update to local authorities indicating that the current shellfish area closures will continue, at minimum, through Nov. 1. New information indicates the possible release of harmful bio-toxins as the current algae bloom decays. The town will continue to update the public as further information is released,” said Gagne in the email...
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