State of Massachusetts closes oyster beds in Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury and Marshfield

The state has shut down major oyster farms and beds from Plymouth to Marshfield  after cases of a bacterial illness linked to oysters were reported locally and  outside the state. Harvesting and possession of oysters from these areas for commercial purposes  is strictly prohibited until further notice, the state Department of Public  Health said Friday. The agency also has launched a recall of oysters collected  from the area since July 22. This is the first time a specific harvest area in Massachusetts has been  implicated in a Vibrio outbreak. [email protected] 07:04


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