NCDMF Closes Coastal Waters To Shellfishing

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Coastal waters have been temporarily closed to shellfishing.

Upon recommendation of the state health director, the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has temporarily closed all coastal waters to shellfish harvesting effective immediately, due to potential impacts of flood waters on these areas.

The division will begin testing shellfish waters Tuesday and reopen areas as tests show safe bacteria levels. Excessive rainfall, coastal flooding and sanitary sewer overflows may have contaminated these waters.


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  • by Shrimper Location: Pitt Co on Aug 30, 2011 at 12:06 PM
    Shrimp is not a shellfish...its a crustacean. The picture is misleading. There were still be local NC shrimp available.
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      by Katie on Sep 1, 2011 at 11:35 AM in reply to Shrimper
      A crustacean IS a shellfish!! Shellfish includes mollusks and crustaceans...look it up.
  • by Bubba Location: obx on Aug 30, 2011 at 08:02 AM
    well, there is pepper shrimp, pineapple shrimp, fried shrimp, steamed shrimp, pan fry shrimp, shrimp creole, barbecue shrimp........................
  • by RdoubleD on Aug 30, 2011 at 02:54 AM
    You shellfish bastards!
  • by Tarzan Location: Jungle Condo on Aug 29, 2011 at 10:04 PM
    Where will I get my skrimp?
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