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Part of Wicomico River Opened to Shellfish Harvesting

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BALTIMORE, Md. - Some waterways on the lower shore that were previously closed to shellfish harvesting are now open, while others are now restricted.

The Maryland Department of the Environment announced Monday that oysters and clams can now be harvested from an 821-acre portion of the Wicomico river in Wicomico and Somerset counties.

According to the department, that's because recent tests showed decreased levels of bacteria in that area and in shellfish from that area.


Meantime, about 121 acres of the Big Annemessex River in Somerset County and 20 acres of Hall Creek are now closed to shellfish harvesting, due to "unacceptable" levels of bacteria.

Again these reclassifications only apply to the harvesting of clams and oysters.

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