Officials Meet In Portsmouth To Discuss 2015 Shellfish Rules

Dec 2, 2014

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New Hampshire health, environment and wildlife officials are holding a public meeting on shellfish rules for 2015.

The information session set for Tuesday night in Portsmouth will be an opportunity for the public to hear about a dye tracking study that traced effluent flows from the Pierce Island wastewater treatment facility to Little Harbor and areas of Portsmouth Harbor out to Odiorne Point. Officials say that study indicates that shellfish harvesting in those areas need to be closed.

In other areas, recreational shellfish harvesting on portions of Little Bay and the Bellamy River will be restricted to Saturdays only.

Officials from New Hampshire Fish and Game, the Department of Environmental Services and the Department of Health and Human Services will be at the meeting.