Shinnecock & Flanders Temporary Shellfish Closures

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Effective April 20, 2023, the following areas below are temporarily closed to the harvest of shellfish and carnivorous gastropods. This action is taken to protect public health after mussels tested positive for saxitoxin, a marine biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), and exceeded levels that require closures. DEC will continue to monitor for the presence of biotoxins in shellfish at several monitoring locations around Long Island and implement closures as necessary.

For the full NYSDEC report click on the link below.

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