Environmental officials will close parts of the Honga River in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting because of elevated levels of bacteria.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish harvested from New York’s Oyster Bay Harbor because they have been linked to cases of foodborne illness in several states.
June 11th, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) closed portions of the Wye River in Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties to shellfish harvesting due to unacceptable bacteria levels.
Maryland state health officials are expanding a ban on shellfish from South Korea, saying consumers shouldn’t eat any fresh, frozen, and processed products.
The Maryland Department of the Environment has lifted shellfish harvesting restrictions in portions of three waterways following a decline in bacteria levels.
The Maryland Department of the Environment says two waterways previously closed to shellfish harvesting have been reopened and a third has been closed due to high bacteria levels.
The Maryland Department of the Environment says it is closing shellfish harvesting in state waters because of potential water contamination from Hurricane Irene flooding and runoff.
Authorities say a portion of Maryland’s Miles River has been reopened to shellfish harvesting.