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MEDIA RELEASE #2: Shellfish Closure


October 29, 2012

3:00 PM



Department of Marine Resources Issues Emergency Flood Clam/Shellfish Closure along the Maine Coast

AUGUSTA, Maine – Department of Marine Resources will be instituting an emergency flood clam/shellfish closure along the coast effective midnight tonight due to heavy rains and anticipated power outages associated with Hurricane Sandy.

Department of Marine Resources staff will be evaluating the situation Tuesday and Wednesday and will reassess the closure and make changes as necessary.

Please call the shellfish hotline at 1-800-232-4733 or go to our website at Department of Marine Resources and click on Area 500 for the most recent information. Stay safe and dry.

For hurricane preparedness information, as well as weather advisories and news, visit Maine Prepares




207-624-4400 or 1-800-452-8735 (in-state)


Last update: 07/20/10