All of Buzzards Bay has been closed to shellfishing due to the excessive rain storm on 1/9 & 1/10. The City of New Bedford emptied more than 40 million gallons of raw sewage into the outer harbor.
In a letter to the coastal communities in the South Coast, the Division of Marine Fisheries said due to the combined sewer overflow discharges from the heavy rainfall, the area will be closed for at least 21 days starting on 1/11. Although that makes Feb. 1 a possible opening date, the letter says the areas will not automatically open. They will have to be examined, so they are closed until further notice.
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