DEM Announces Annual Reclassification of Shellfish Waters and Seasonall Shellfish Closures
Posted on behalf of Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
DEM Announces Annual Reclassification of Shellfish Waters and Seasonal Shellfish Closures that take effect on May 24: http://www.dem.ri.gov/news/2014/pr/0523141.htm
In addition, DEM’s Office of Water Resources has been working on an online harvester education program around safe handling and storage of shellfish. The online quiz-format will allow harvesters, both commercial and recreational, to better understand safe practices to help minimize risks associated with Vibrio. While currently in test phase, the program will be available to harvesters this summer. For more info, contact Joseph.Migliore@dem.ri.gov
DEM will also be working with MA Marine Fisheries, FDA and EPA in the Mount Hope Bay area this Fall, conducting a hydrographic dye study of the Somerset Waste Water Treatment Facility. The study is scheduled for September.