Maine orders partial shellfishing shutdown, mussel recall
Maine is shutting down shellfish harvesting in parts of the state's eastern coast because of a marine algae bloom that can carry a neurotoxin.
The agency said Friday it also is in the process of recalling mussels harvested from Frenchman Bay because of elevated levels of domoic acid.
The Portland Press Herald (bit.ly/2y9Zdmn ) reports the department found levels of domoic acid that exceeded standards in shellfish tested between Mount Desert Island and Gouldsboro.
The department is enacting a precautionary closure from Deer Isle to Machiasport—almost a third of Maine's coastline.
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