MA Shellfish Closures Extend South of Boston

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has determined that shellfish in the towns of Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, Marshfield, Duxbury and Plymouth, and Boston have been found to contain paralytic shellfish poison toxin (also known as “red tide”) produced by the dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamarense.

Because of this, the waters, flats and tributaries of these towns are now closed to the taking of bivalve shellfish and carnivorous snails, with the exception of the adductor of the sea scallop.

Digging, harvesting or collecting and/or attempting to dig, harvest or collect shellfish and the possession of shellfish, including carnivorous snails, from the below-defined areas is prohibited.

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Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries


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