Parts Of Buzzards Bay Off LImits To Shellfishing

Portions of Buzzards Bay are under a shellfish closure.

Officials have extended a buffer zone between the outflow from the New Bedford and Fairhaven Wastewater Treatment plant, which may include more than 103-thousand acres.

The closure comes through guidance from the federal Food and Drug Administration.

Bob Glenn of the Division of Marine Fisheries says bi-valve shellfish are particularly vulnerable to contamination.

Just over 69 hundred acres of New Bedford Harbor are closed to shellfishing, with the need for a larger zone due to the growth of the South Coast population.

(Photo by LEX VAN LIESHOUT/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)


Photo: LEX VAN LIESHOUT / AFP / Getty Images

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