2006-06-01 / News

Local shellfish grounds closed

The state Department of Environmental Management has recently enacted seasonal closures of shellfishing grounds around the state, which will run from May 27 to Oct. 10.

The areas closed to all shellfishing include waters off Jamestown, in the Dutch Harbor

area; Great Salt Pond in Block Island; Bristol Harbor, and Wickford and Sakonnet Harbor.

More information and maps of closure areas can be found on the DEM Web site at www.dem.ri.gov.

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