Conditional Shellfish Areas in Upper Narragansett Bay to re-open three and one-half days early as a result of acceptable post-storm monitoring data

Shared on behalf of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

According to RI DEM Conditional Area’s A and B and the Conimicut Triangle in Upper Narragansett Bay.  The areas were closed on August 4th as a result of “rainfall and a bypass that occurred at the Narragansett Bay Commission’s (NBC) Bucklin Point Wastewater Treatment Facility.”  The area was re-opened on Saturday, August 8th at sunrise, Greenwich Bay, Mt. Hope Bay and Kickemuit River will re-open at noon on August 11, 2015.

Go to RI DEM to view the press release or go the the RI DEM Shellfish page shows where shellfishing is allowed in Narragansett Bay.