Sag Harbor Cove Shellfishing Closed Due to Biotoxins
April 30, 2012
Suffolk Times: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has temporarily closed Sag Harbor Cove [to shellfishing] due to biotoxins.
The presence of marine biotoxins may result in making shellfish hazardous to eat. Within the past few weeks the DEC also closed Mattituck Inlet and Creek and 2,900 acres in the Peconic Estuary’s westernmost reaches straddling Riverhead and Southampton Towns to shellfishing due to the presence of a biotoxin, a naturally occurring substance.