Bacterium Prompts New Shellfishing Rules in NY

Clamming, photo illustration, New England Boating.
Clamming, photo illustration, New England Boating.

Newsday: [New York] state fisheries regulators have issued new rules for harvesting and storing Long Island shellfish, following outbreaks of a harmful bacterium in local waters last year.

The rules, effective this month, seek to keep clams and oysters cool enough to prevent exposure to the bacteria, known as Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which saw outbreaks in Oyster Bay Harbor and Cold Spring Harbor in 2013.

Read more about the new rules for shellfish harvesting in New York.