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Posted on: July 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Important Shellfish Update 7/8/22


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, the Division of Marine Fisheries is issuing a precautionary closure of the Town Cove growing area (OC4) in the Towns of Orleans and Eastham to all shellfishing.  Please refer to the updated map and notice for details. (Attached)

Open/Closed Shellfish Areas 

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