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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Effective Sunrise 8/13/22 - Nauset Estuary to Re-open to Shellfishing

Orleans Massachusetts

TOWN OF ORLEANS, MA

RESTRICTED OR CLOSED SHELLFISH AREAS 

EFFECTIVE DATE: 8/12/2022 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

 

  • Please note that all areas not specifically identified as “CLOSED” are open for the harvesting of shellfish.
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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Effective Immediately: 4:00 PM 7/13/2022 Entirety of Nauset Estuary Closed to All Shellfishing

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: 4PM 7/13/22 - ENTIRETY OF NAUSET ESTUARY CLOSED TO ALL SHELLFISHING

Due to a bloom of the phytoplankton Dinophysis sp. which is known to produce okadaic acid, the cause of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) toxicity in shellfish, t...

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