Katama Bay Oyster Beds Closed Due to Vibrio

Oyster Fishing Returns to Wareham, MA

MV Times: The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) and Department of Public Health (DPH) ordered that Katama Bay oyster beds in Edgartown be closed to commercial harvesting beginning Thursday, August 26, for at least 7 days, as a precaution following a third confirmed case of illness caused by eating raw oysters.

“Should more cases be confirmed, an extended U.S. FDA-enforced closure could be issued,” the state agencies said in a joint press release. “This is the first time a specific harvest area in Massachusetts has been closed due to Vibrio this year.”


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