Ban Lifted on Shellfish Harvesting Along New Hampshire Coastline, Harbor

New Hampshire’s Department of Environmental Services has lifted a ban on most shellfish harvesting along the state’s ocean coastline and Hampton-Seabrook Harbor after a drop in toxic algae bloom known as red tide.

The harvest closure went into effect on May 9 in response to elevated levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning detected in blue mussels.

Chris Nash, the department’s shellfish program manager, said Maine and Massachusetts have been reporting similar red tide declines.

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