Massachusetts Expands Shellfish Closures in Tisbury Great Pond

Two small sections of the Tisbury Great Pond have been closed to shellfishing following state testing that found increased levels of bacteria from fecal coliform.

The closures took effect Nov. 14. Areas marked as prohibited to shellfishing are extensions of previously closed areas.

The northwestern inlet, Town Cove, has been closed to shellfishing for more than 20 years due to traces of fecal coliform, Chilmark shellfish constable Isaiah Scheffer said. The five acres of additional closure pushes the southern bound of the previously prohibited area to a line between Plum Bush Point and an adjacent point approximately a quarter mile south of Big Sandy.

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