Algae Closes Shellfishing in MA

SAT map of Mount Hope Bay.
SAT map of Mount Hope Bay.

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has banned shellfishing in the west side of Buzzards Bay and in Mount Hope Bay because of a recent breakout of toxic algae, according to an article on SouthCoastToday.com.

As a result of the closure, digging, harvesting, collecting and/or attempting to dig, harvest or collect shellfish, and the possession of shellfish, is prohibited in Bourne, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Falmouth, Gosnold, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Swansea and Westport.

Read about a toxic algae outbreak closing shellfishing in many Massachusetts towns.